High Blood Pressure and Strokes
Since May is High Blood Pressure Awareness Month, it’s not surprising that this month is also National Stroke Awareness Month, since high blood pressure is a primary risk factor for strokes.
My mom suffered from “mini-strokes,” or transient ischemic attacks (TIA) as she aged, due to her hypertenstion.
Several years ago, my brother-in-law suffered from a hemorrhagic stroke, again, due to high blood pressure. He was fortunate enough to have an employee who recognized stroke symptoms and acted quickly to get help. That quick action helped my brother-in-law survive, though recovery wasn’t easy.
Would you recognize stroke symptoms?
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke describes them as:
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