Healthy tips: How to prevent having a stroke

Baptist Health System offers treatment for stroke

By Kiersten Ehr - Digital Content Creator

SAN ANTONIO - If you’re experiencing signs of a stroke, you want to act fast!

How do I know if someone is having a stroke? 

F - Face (Is the person showing numbness in their face?)

A - Arms (Examine the person's arms for signs of weakness)

S - Speech (Check if the person is showing speech abnormality or repeating sentences)

T - Time  (If a person is experiencing any of these symptoms, call 9-1-1 right away)

How can I prevent having a stroke? 
 

  • Make sure your blood pressure is less than 120 over 80
  • Know your cholesterol numbers
  • Quit smoking
  • Stay physically active
  • Avoid excessive alcohol intake

For more information, visit baptisthealthsystem.com or call 833-271-0337.

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Information courtesy of Baptist Health System. 

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