Ask for a smile Ask for a stretch

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Ask for a smile Ask for a stretch

  1. 1. BRAIN ATTACK ! Ask for a smile Ask for a stretch The sky is blue in Boston Act Fast! Stroke is a Medical Ask for a sentence Emergency!
  2. 2. Stroke Statistics Ask for a smile  Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States and a leading cause of serious, long-term disability in adults  600,000 new strokes are reported in the U.S. each year  Treatments are available that can greatly reduce Ask for a stretch the damage caused by a stroke  You need to recognize the symptoms of a The sky is blue in stroke and get to a hospital quickly. Getting Boston treatment within 60 minutes can prevent disability Ask for a sentence National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke , 2007
  3. 3. What is a Stroke? Ask for a smile  A stroke, sometimes called a "brain attack," occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted  When a stroke occurs, brain cells begin to die Ask for a stretch because they stop getting the oxygen and nutrients they need to function The sky is blue in  Brain tissue is damaged from a sudden loss of Boston blood flow, resulting in a loss of neurological function Ask for a sentence
  4. 4. Two Major Kinds of Strokes Ask for a smile  Ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot that blocks or plugs a blood vessel or artery in the brain (80%) Ask for a stretch  Hemorrhagic stroke is caused by a blood vessel The sky in the brain that breaks and bleeds into the brain is blue in Boston (20%) Ask for a sentence
  5. 5. Signs of Stroke: Act Fast! Ask for a smile Ask for a stretch The sky If you believe someone is having a stroke – if he is blue in Boston or she suddenly loses the ability to speak, move an arm or leg on one side, or experiences facial paralysis on one side – call 911 immediately! Ask for a sentence
  6. 6. Signs & Symptoms of Stroke Ask for a smile  Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body  Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding Ask for a stretch  Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes  Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination  Sudden, severe headache with no known cause The sky is blue in Boston Ask for a sentence
  7. 7. Can You Spot a Stroke? Ask for a smile  Can you smile without a droopy lip?  Can you stretch out your arms without Ask for a stretch weakness?  Can you say a simple The sky is blue in Boston sentence without slurred speech? The sky is blue in Boston Ask for a sentence
  8. 8. Know the Signs Ask for a smile  Because stroke injures the brain, you may not realize that you are having a stroke.  To a bystander, someone having a stroke may just look unaware or confused. Ask for a stretch  Stroke victims have the best chance if someone around them recognizes the symptoms and acts The sky is blue in Boston quickly. Ask for a sentence
  9. 9. Disability from Stroke Ask for a smile Although stroke is a disease of the brain, it can affect the entire body. The effects of a stroke range from mild to severe and can include paralysis, problems with thinking, problems with speaking, and Ask for a stretch The sky emotional problems. People may also is blue in Boston experience pain or numbness after a stroke. Ask for a sentence
  10. 10. Act Fast! Ask for a smile  Ischemic strokes, the most common type of strokes, can be treated with a drug called t-PA, that dissolves blood clots obstructing blood flow to the brain. Ask for a stretch  The window of opportunity to start treating stroke patients is three hours, but to be The sky is blue in Boston evaluated and receive treatment, patients need to get to the hospital within 60 minutes. Ask for a sentence
  11. 11. Prevention Ask for a smile The best treatment for stroke is prevention. Risk factors that increase your chances of having a stroke: High blood pressure Heart disease Ask for a stretch The sky Smoking Diabetes is blue in Boston High cholesterol Ask for a sentence
  12. 12. Reduce Your Chances of Having a Stroke! Ask for a smile  Quit smoking  Exercise 30 minutes a day  Eat right See your doctor, take your medications and keep these risk factors under control: Ask for a stretch  High blood pressure  Heart disease  Diabetes The sky is blue in Boston  High cholesterol Ask for a sentence
  13. 13. References Ask for a smile  National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke National Institutes of Health (2007) Know Stroke. Know the Signs. Act in Time. Ask for a stretch http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/stroke/kn owstroke.htm#Publications, accessed The sky September 18, 2007 is blue in Boston Ask for a sentence

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