May is National Stroke Awareness month, an opportunity to educate and raise awareness about the signs, symptoms, and treatments for strokes. Knowing what to do if someone near you experiences a stroke, could help save a life and prevent disability.
Stroke is one of the leading causes of death and of disability. Contrary to popular belief, any person of any age can experience a stroke. The greater number of people who can recognize signs of a stroke, the better the chances that a person having a stroke will receive the care he or she needs quickly. Below are some symptoms you can look for to alert you that a person may be experiencing a stroke.
These symptoms along with a few others like, dizziness, difficulty walking, difficulty seeing, or confusion, are warning signs of stroke. If someone near you experiences these symptoms, call 911 immediately. Getting someone experiencing a stroke to the right hospital quickly could help prevent long-term effects associated with stroke.
Certain hospitals are better equipped to care for stroke patients than others, so it is best to get a stroke patient to a hospital where they can be best cared for. Crisp Regional has been named a Remote Treatment Stroke Center – a title which recognizes the hospital’s excellent care and emergency treatment for stroke patients.
Crisp Regional’s state of the art equipment and excellent medical and hospital staff has allowed the hospital to administer emergency medicine and outstanding care to stroke patients, enabling them to recover with minimal to no lasting difficulties.
This month there are a few things you can do to participate in National Stroke Awareness month.
Staying informed and using your voice to raise awareness about the signs, treatments, and risks associated with stroke is vital and could help save lives. Use this month to learn more about how you can prevent the effects of stroke in the people near you.
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