May is American Stroke Month. Strokes can happen to anyone, at any age. In fact, globally about one in four adults over the age of 25 will have a stroke in their lifetime. Even so, most adults in the U.S. don’t know the F.A.S.T warning signs of a stroke, and that stroke is largely treatable if you call 911 as soon as you recognize the symptoms.
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May 2023 Calls to Action:
- Learn the signs of stroke at Stroke.org/StrokeMonth. Your health is in your hands.
- Learn how to spot a stroke F.A.S.T. If you see Face drooping, Arm weakness or Speech difficulty, it’s Time to call 911. Learn more at Stroke.org/StrokeMonth.
- Watch the F.A.S.T. PSA featuring celebrities touched by stroke. Learn more at Stroke.org/StrokeMonth.
- Prevent another stroke – Talk to your doctor about managing your stroke risk factors to help prevent a stroke. Learn more at Stroke.org/StrokeMonth.
- Take Control of your BP - Reduce your risk for stroke by knowing your blood pressure and keeping it in a healthy range.
- Raise your voice –Join the American Stroke Association’s You’re The Cure advocacy community at YouretheCure.org.
Your health is in your hands. Let’s defeat stroke by acting now.