Stroke Basics

Warning Signs of Stroke

How do I know that I have a stroke? It is important to be able to recognise the signs of stroke. The FAST test is an easy way to recognise and remember the most common signs of stroke. FAST stands for: Facial weakness – Can the person smile? Is his/her eye or mouth drooping? Does one side

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Stroke Risk Factors

Controllable risk factors: Hypertension (high blood pressure) Diabetes Mellitus (high blood sugar) High cholesterol level Smoking Heart disease (eg. Atrial fibrillation, ischemic heart disease)   Uncontrollable risk factors: Family history Age Race Gender

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Stroke Prevention

Prevention is better than cure! There are many factors that can increase your chance of having a stroke. Stroke is preventable by lowering your risk factors. Some factors, like age, gender and a family history of stroke, cannot be controlled. But there are other factors that you can control. Here are some ways you can

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5 Myths about Stroke

Knowing the facts about stroke can help you to respond appropriately in the event that someone suffers from a stroke. It can make a difference between life and death. Here are some common misconceptions about stroke: 1. Myth 1: When you experience stroke symptoms, you should go to your family doctor ASAP Stroke is an

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