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  1. 10 Things You Should Know About Strokes

  2. A Stroke Occurs When The Flow Of Blood Carrying Oxygen To The Brain Is Interrupted. • The 2 Main Types Of Stroke Are Usually Ischemic (Blockage) Or Haemorrhagic (Rupture). • The Effects Of A Stroke Are Individual – No Two Strokes Are The Same. No.1What is a Stroke ?

  3. Stroke Is The Country’s 3Rd Biggest Killer • People Who Suffer A Stroke, 1/3rd Will Die, 1/3rd Will Live With Long Term Disabilities & 1/3rd Will Return To A ‘Normal’ Life. • Stroke Is The Single Largest Cause Of Adult Disability In England & Wales. • According To National Audit Office Figures Stroke Costs The Economy An Estimated £8Bn In Direct & Indirect Costs Per Year. No.2 Facts & Figures About Stroke

  4. No.3 2 Main Causes Of Stroke

  5. Face Drops on One Side Arm Drops and Unable to Raise it Speech becomes Slurred Test All 3 – Phone 999 Time is crucial No.4 Recognising Someone Having A Stroke

  6. No.5 Time Is Critical- Getting The Specialist Treatment ASAP Can Help Reduce The Amount Of damage To The Brain

  7. No.6 Strokes Are Preventable

  8. Check your Blood Pressure Regularly (Hypertension is a big risk factor). • STOP SMOKING. • Eat Healthily – 5 Fruit & Vegetables A Day. • 20 minutes Exercise A Day e.g. ironing, gardening, brisk walking, etc. • Reduce Alcohol Intake. • If You Have One or More Of The Symptoms Of A Stroke, But It Doesn’t Last Longer Than 24hrs – Check with your GP - This could be a TIA (Transient Ischemic Attack) A Warning That A Full Blown Stroke is Going To Happen). No.7 Reducing Your Risk Of Stroke

  9. Following A 999 Call You Will Be Taken To One Of The NHS Hyper-Acute Stroke Units Where A Specialist Team Will Assess Your Stroke And Carry Out Various Clinical/ Medical Tests i.e. MRI/CT Scan. An Operation May Be Necessary, Usually You will Stay On The Hyper Acute Unit For Around 72Hrs Or Until You Are Stabilised. Dependant On The Outcome Of The Stroke You Will Then Be Transferred To A Stroke Rehabilitation Unit For Intensive Therapy And Recovery Until You Are Well Enough To Be Discharged. No.8 What Happens If I Have A Stroke?

  10. Dependant On Recovery There Are Various Types Of Support. • Continuing Therapy. • ReAblement Teams To Achieve Activities Of Daily Living i.e. Washing, Toileting, etc. To support Independence. • Access and Signposting To Community Support And Information Resources. • 6 Week And 6 Month Follow Up And Then Annual Follow Up. No.9 What Happens When I Am Discharged

  11. If You Would Like More Information On Stroke Please Go to The Following Link, It Is a Good Starting Point To Access Links For Your Specific Needs. My Contact Details: - EMAIL 0785 285 6498 - Telephone - Website I Am Passionate About Improving Peoples Knowledge Of Stroke –I Had My Stroke At 17Yrs Old.