BE STROKE AWARE

by Taking a Risk Assessment Test Today
#World Stroke Day

BE STROKE AWARE

by Taking a Risk
Assessment Test Today
#World Stroke Day

Stroke (also called cerebrovascular accident (CVA)) is a neurological condition which occurs when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures and bleeds or when there is a blockage in the blood supply to the brain.

Stroke Symptoms

Stroke affects the blood supply to the brain, preventing brain from getting oxygen and nutrients, and can lead to symptoms such as:

  • NUMBNESS or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • CONFUSION, trouble speaking, or difficulty understanding speech
  • TROUBLE SEEING in one or both eyes
  • TROUBLE WALKING,dizziness, loss of balance, or lack of coordination

Stroke is an EMERGENCY

If you are suspecting a stroke, act

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F – Facial weakness

Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Check if the person can smile.

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A – Arm weakness

Is one arm weak or numb? Check if the person can raise both arms.

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S – Speech problems

Is speech slurred? Check if the person has difficulty to speak even a simple sentence.

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T – Time to call for emergency help

If the person shows any of these symptoms, get to the hospital immediately.

Major Risk Factors

Risk factors of stroke can be non-modifiable (uncontrollable) and modifiable (controllable). Non- modifiable factors include age and sex, whereas modifiable include history of heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, obesity/ overweight, lack of exercise, smoking, and excessive alcohol consumption.

What You Can Do to Prevent Stroke?

Stroke can be prevented by making healthy lifestyle choices and working on the factors that can increase the risk of stroke.

Eat healthy foods

Maintain a normal weight.

Be physically active.

Quit smoking and limit alcohol consumption.

Keep blood pressure, sugar, and cholesterol levels in check.

If you have any heart disease, get it diagnosed and treated

Be compliant, take your medications regularly as prescribed.

Stroke Risk Assessment

Take this risk assessment today to determine your health risk.

1. What is your blood pressure?


2. Do you have atrial fibrillation/ Irregular Heart Beat?


3. Do you smoke?


4. What is your cholesterol level?


5. Do you have diabetes?


6. How often do you exercise?


7. What is your weight?


8. Stroke in the immediate family?

(mother, father, sister or child)




About CARE HOSPITALS

CARE Hospitals Group is a multi-Speciality healthcare provider with 16 healthcare facilities serving 8 cities across 6 states in India. A regional leader in South and Central India and counted among the top 5 pan-Indian hospital chains, CARE Hospitals delivers comprehensive care in over 30 medical specialities. CARE Hospitals is part of the Evercare Group, the leading impact-driven healthcare group in South Asia and Africa.