• You may feel weakness, numbness or be unable to move a part of your body.
  • Strokes often attack one side of the body
  • Vision may become blurred or fuzzy
  • A painful headache or dizziness is common
  • Loss of balance
  • Difficulty talking or understanding others

If you think you are experiencing a stroke, seek treatment immediately. Certain drugs are most effective in the first three hours after a stroke has occurred.

How to Prevent a Stroke

  • Don’t smoke
  • Eat foods low in fat and salt
  • Take your blood pressure medication
  • Limit your drinking (beer, wine and spirits)
  • Exercise as much as possible
  • Get screened for blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol