A stroke is a brain attack. It happens when the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off. Blood carries essential nutrients and oxygen to your brain. Without blood, your brain cells can be damaged or destroyed and they won’t be able to do their job. Signs of a stroke are very sudden. Symptoms include:
If you suspect a stroke, thinking FAST (Face, Arm, Speech, Time) can help
Facial weakness –can the person smile? Has the mouth or eye drooped?
Making some simple changes to your lifestyle can significantly reduce your risk of stroke in the future, like quitting smoking, drinking less alcohol, eating healthily, and staying active.