Know Your Stroke Risk
Know Your Risk Factors
Many strokes are preventable. Some factors are out of your control, like family history. Here are other ways to reduce your risk of stroke:
- Lower blood pressure
- Lose weight
- Exercise more
- Drink in moderation
- Treat atrial fibrillation
- Treat diabetes
- Quit smoking
Regular checkups are important in discovering problems before they become serious. Talk with your doctor about steps you can take to lower your risk for stroke.
Know The Warning Signs
When you have a stroke, your brain isn’t getting the blood it needs. Know the warning signs of a stroke and act F.A.S.T.
Other Stroke Symptoms You Should Know:
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the leg
- Sudden confusion or trouble understanding
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance, or coordination
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause
If you recognize any of these warning signs, don’t drive and don’t wait. Call 911. Quick treatment is the best way to reduce the long-term effects of a stroke.
Atlanta's Best Stroke Care
Grady’s Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Center has a reputation for best-in-class stroke care for more than two decades. We diagnose and treat strokes like no other facility, using cutting-edge technology and skilled specialists to reduce prolonged disability and death caused by strokes. We routinely handle cases that are virtually impossible for anyone else in Georgia.
For the world’s best stroke care, remember one word: Grady.