May is National Stroke Awareness Month
A stroke can happen to anyone. Essentially, it is an attack in the brain. When it happens, blood flow to a certain part of the brain is suspended, cutting parts of it off from oxygen and quickly killing brain cells.
May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and we wanted to shed some light on a few things you may or may not know about stroke, and keep you informed on what to do if you see someone who appears to be having a stroke.
Did You Know?
How to Recognize a Stroke
It's important to be able to recognize the symptoms of a stroke as soon as possible. The quicker you can spot them, the sooner you'll receive medical attention and the better your chances of recovery are.
As soon as you recognize these symptoms, call 9-1-1. Even if these symptoms are only temporary, get the sufferer proper treatment. Keep in mind the exact time the symptoms started so you can reference it later.
Sources: www.ninds.nih.gov, www.stroke.org, www.strokeassociation.org