JUNE is STROKE AWARENESS MONTH
Alberta Stroke care is among the fastest and best in the world. When it comes to Strokes, recognizing the condition and acting fast are the most important factors affecting the outcome.
For every minute delay in getting treatment, over one million brain cells die. Remember FAST:
F (is my Face drooping?)
A (can I raise both Arms?)
S (is my Speech slurred or jumbled?) then
T (Time to call 9-1-1).
Since the 1990’s the rate of hospitalizations and deaths from Strokes has been decreasing thanks to Stroke prevention and Stroke care. Stroke prevention includes controlling blood pressure, not smoking, and healthier eating among other things.
To discuss your risk for Stroke and have your blood pressure monitored regularly, visit your family physician in Bragg Creek at Care in the Creek Medical Centre.
If you do not have a family physician, DR. ANNELIES NOORDMAN, is accepting new patients. Call 403-949-2457 today to book your appointment!