May is American Stroke Month: Learn to Act F.A.S.T.

May is American Stroke Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness about stroke prevention and promoting a healthier lifestyle to reduce the risk of this life-altering condition.

Stroke can happen to anyone, at any age, but can be prevented through awareness and proactive steps towards a healthier lifestyle. This American Stroke Month we encourage you to take the time to learn about stroke prevention and share this valuable information with your loved ones.

We can contribute to a stroke-free future for ourselves, our loved ones, and our community.

Here are a few essential tips and habits to incorporate into your daily routine to reduce the risk of stroke:

  • Learn how to spot a stroke F.A.S.T. If you see Face drooping, Arm weakness or Speech difficulty, it’s Time to call 911.
  • Evaluate your risk factors for stroke. Some risk factors are controllable and treatable, while others aren’t. It’s important to understand your risk.
  • Know your blood pressure and keep it in a healthy range. High blood pressure is the No. 1 preventable cause of stroke.
  • Talk to your health care professional about ways to improve your well-being and help prevent stroke.

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