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Now that we have discussed the most common instigators of anger which puts you at risk for stroke and the symptoms of a stroke, what can you do about it? Dr. Adam Horvit spoke to the topic of stroke last night at the St. David’s Round Rock Health and Wellness Center. While his presentation was all encompassing on stroke, there were two topics he went over twice saying if the attendees left with anything he hoped it would be theses two.

Prevention

  • 
Treat high blood pressure
  • Control diabetes
  • Stop smoking
  • 
Treat elevated cholesterol
  • 
Limit alcohol
  • Exercise
  • Risk of recurrent stroke
  • Medication compliance

While preventative measures can be taken, Stroke can still occur in you or those around you. Remember, when it comes to Stroke think FAST.

Face

  • Facial droop
  • Uneven smile

Arms

  • 
Arm Numbness
  • 
Arm Weakness

Speech

  • Slurry Speech
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding

Time

  • 
Call 911 and get to the hospital immediately
  • Brain is Time. The quicker you get to the hospital the better your chances are

Attendees at the seminar were also offered free blood pressure and blood sugar checks by the St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center Staff. They were able to leave equipped with several factors that may affect stroke as well as the knowledge on what to do.

This isn’t all for stroke month as we will have Nutritionist Tarie Beldin host a cooking class on Thur., May 24th at 6:00 p.m. at the Health and Wellness Center at the CHASCO YMCA. She will cook with the DASH Diet (Dietary Approach to Stop Hypertension) in an effort to help you reduce your risk for stroke and other diseases. Space is limited and registration is required so sign up today by calling (512) 478-3627 or 888-868-2104.
Hope to see you there!

Holly Krivokapich
St. David’s Round Rock Medical Center
Health and Wellness Coordinator

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