October 29th is World Stroke Day

October 29, 2018
FAST

When you have a stroke, every second counts. Regardless of your level of interaction with stroke patients, today is an important reminder we all have a role to play in spotting and reducing strokes.

During a stroke, there is a lack of blood flow to the brain, which causes damage. The faster you get treatment, the better chance you have of minimizing damage and making a more complete recovery.

Spot a stroke by acting F.A.S.T.

One in six people will suffer a stroke in their lifetime. Here are some key factors you can do to help decrease your risk:

1. Manage your blood pressure
2. Control your cholesterol
3. Control your blood sugar
4. Be active
5. Eat well
6. Maintain a healthy weight
7. Don't smoke

Learn more about World Stroke Day by clicking here.