When it comes to a stroke, Time=Brain
Many of us think that strokes are one of those things that only happen to other people. You may be surprised know- one out of six people will have a stroke at some point in their life. On top of that, strokes aren’t just a problem for the elderly. In fact, over a third of stroke sufferers are under the age of 65.
Why is it so important to know the symptoms? Time=Brain. Seeking treatment within the first three hours of noticing symptoms can save your life. And the sooner you receive treatment, the more brain cells you save. We think that’s worth spending a few minutes learning the symptoms and other facts about strokes on our infographic. You may learn something new, and someday this information could save the life of someone you love!
Risk factors for stroke can be hereditary or the result of your lifestyle. If you think you are at a higher risk for stroke, speak with your primary care provider about what you can do to decrease this risk. To find a primary care provider, click here. To learn more about strokes, visit www.mercydesmoines.org/stroke.