Every year 795,000 Americans suffer a stroke, and 133,000 of them die, making stroke our fourth-leading cause of death. For the majority of those who do survive a stroke, lingering speech, motor, and vision problems are common. What makes this such a tragedy is that up to 80 percent of all strokes could be prevented.
Recognize the Symptoms
If you suffer a stroke, your best hope for full recovery is to get to a hospital as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, while most people recognize the classic symptoms of a stroke—paralysis on one side of the body or the sudden loss of vision or speech—they are unfamiliar with more subtle signs.
The majority of stroke survivors report that their initial symptoms were less severe and came on gradually over the course of 15 minutes or so, rather than all at once. They did not connect these symptoms to stroke, nor did they seek immediate treatment.
Sidestepping a stroke is one thing you do not want to leave to chance. Get started on a dietary and supplement plan, exercise regularly, rule out sleep apnea—and just say no to stroke.
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