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National Stroke Awareness Month: Know the Warning Signs of a Stroke

National Stroke Awareness Month: Know the Warning Signs of a Stroke

Posted On: May 14, 2022 by CarePro Health Services in: CarePro, Kelly's Home Medical, Safety

May is National Stroke Awareness Month. In observance of this month, we at CarePro & Kelly’s wanted to walk you through the warning signs of a stroke. Being prepared can help you take quick action if a friend or loved one begins to exhibit signs or symptoms. According to the CDC, “Strokes kill nearly 150,000 of the 860,000 Americans who die of cardiovascular disease each year—that’s 1 in every 19 deaths from all causes.”  Basic Signs of a Stroke  A stroke can happen fast in one of two ways, either an ischemic stroke—when the blood supply to the brain is blocked or a hemorrhagic stroke—when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. Every minute counts if you are experiencing a stroke. Call 911 immediately if you or someone else is experiencing any of these symptoms. You may feel one or a combination of these symptoms, do not hesitate to take fast action either way.   Numbness  You may experience severe numbness throughout
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