Three signature signs are:
- facial drooping
- weakness on one side of your body
- slurred speech
Look out for these signs for yourself and your loved ones. Stroke can happen to anyone.
Risk factors include
- a sedentary lifestyle
- frequent consumption of drugs or alcohol (cigarettes also fall in this category)
- high blood pressure
- heart disease
Common Types of Stroke
An ischemic stroke is the most common and is the result of blocked or narrowed arteries
A hemorrhagic stroke is caused by a leak or rupture of a blood vessel
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
A TIA (AKA “mini stroke”) is the result of a temporary blockage leading to a short period of stroke symptoms.