80% of Strokes are Preventable! 10% of stroke patients are between the ages of 18 and 50. Stroke does not discriminate and can happen to any one at any time. Sadly, there has been a 44% increase in young adults who were hospitalized due to a stroke. That is alarming. Let's all work together to end this preventable disease.
There are several ways to reduce your risk of a stroke. Keeping your blood pressure under control (normal blood pressure is 120/80 or below), get your cholesterol checked, stop smoking, maintain a healthy weight, and exercise regularly.
Most people are not familiar with the warning signs of a stroke. Here is a great reminder for us all!! FAST is the best way to assess the signs of a stroke: