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FAST: Stroke warning signs

What’s the best way to minimize a stroke?

Lower your risk to help prevent it from happening.

Eighty percent of all strokes are preventable. Start by managing key risk factors like uncontrolled high blood pressure (responsible for more than half of all strokes) and other risk factors including smoking, atrial fibrillation and lack of physical activity.

High blood pressure causes few if any symptoms. That’s why it’s essential for you to see your health care provider regularly to screen for this and other conditions.

If your blood pressure is too high, your doctor can prescribe medications to help control it.

Remember these warning signs

Face drooping; Arm weakness; Speech difficulty; Time to call 911.

Recognizing stroke warning signs. Act FAST and call 911 – Shine365

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