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You have found the right place. Whether your stroke just happened or it's been several years. Share your real-world stroke experience in order to regain a sense of encouragement and confidence. Help other stroke patients and their caregivers. Tell us how did it happen and what you experienced after your stroke. Become a member today.

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Signs and Symptoms

What is a stroke? Know the signs and symptoms.

A stroke (also called CVA) occurs when a blood vessel located in the brain is blocked or busts. When this happens, part of the brain cannot get the proper oxygen and blood it needs. As a result brain cells die. Because stroke is a disease that affects arteries, it is important for a stroke survivor to maintain health to avoid a recurrent stroke. 80% of strokes can be prevented by incorporating healthy lifestyle changes. Good nutrition, physical activity, following doctors’ orders and controlling risky conditions are recommended to reduce the risk of having a second stroke.

Learn the stroke warning signs to help you or someone near you know when to call 9-1-1. Knowing the signs can lead to quick treatment and remarkable recovery. It may even save a life!
 

Please Note: The information posted on this community site is not meant as medical advice. Be sure to do your own research and talk to your physician before acting on anything you see in this community. 
 


Managing blood pressure well can add years of life for the nearly 80 million American adults who have high blood pressure, according to the American Heart Association (AHA). But there are some things that you may not realize are sabotaging your efforts to keep your blood pressure in a healthy range.

Discussion topics for you and your doctor:  
 
  • Decongestants
  • Sleep apnea
  • Stress
  • Sodium
  • Not taking your medication

Read on to learn more about each of these discussion topics. 
 

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