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May is American Stroke Awareness Month

May is American Stroke Awareness Month

May is American Stroke Awareness Month

Strokes can affect people from all ages and all backgrounds. Learn how to give yourself the best chance against a stroke.


Every 40 seconds, someone in the US suffers from a stroke. It’s the fourth leading cause of death in the US with 133,000 Americans dying in 2014 alone. Out of a total of 800,000 strokes that occur each year. That’s one person every four minutes! A stroke, sometimes referred to as a brain attack, occurs when a blockage stops the flow of blood to the brain or when a blood vessel in or around the brain ruptures. Many people falsely believe that strokes can only happen to old people. The truth is that nearly one-quarter of all stroke victims were under the age of 65. Become aware of what strokes can lead to in a person’s life, and how you can act FAST to save someone’s life.

Strokes often lead to serious, life-changing complications that include things like

  • Paralysis or weakness on one side of the body.
  • Problems with thinking, awareness, attention, learning, judgment, and memory.
  • Problems understanding or forming speech.
  • Difficulty controlling or expressing emotions.
  • Numbness or strange sensations.
  • Pain in the hands and feet.
  • Depression.

The best chance for someone to survive a stroke is if the people around them act FAST. FAST is an acronym standing for

  • Face drooping – especially one side of the face
  • Arm weakness – again, it will likely be one arm; the same side as the face
  • Speech difficulty – confusion, or difficulty understanding
  • Time to call 911 – call an ambulance right away

The faster you recognize the signs of a stroke the better chances of someone surviving their stroke.

It’s imperative that you act fast not only in the month of May but every day, should anyone around you have a stroke. Being covered in the unfortunate event it happens to you is not such a bad idea. For all of your health insurance needs to keep you feeling at your best, contact Remland Insurance in the City of Orange, California.


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