Cardiovascular diseases are very prevalent in North America and this is due to the lifestyle. Common diseases are Heart Attacks & Strokes. Cardiovascular diseases develop over a long period of time. There are some controllable factors like.
- Alcohol abuse
The major factor in these diseases is DENIAL. The noncontrollable factors are.
Symptoms of stroke are
- Slurred speech
- Numbness on one side of the face and one arm and leg
- Nausea, vomiting
- Loss of consciousness
Remember the Acronym FAST
Strokes are caused due to lack of blood flow to the brain.
A temporary lack of blood flow can cause a mini-stroke or TIA ( transient ischemic attack ) and a permanent lack of blood flow can cause a stroke. These are caused by a clot in the arteries or a hemorrhage. A full stroke can cause permanent damage or disability.
Immediate medical help can prevent death or serious damage to a person. If you are experiencing these cardiovascular symptoms like a heart attack or stroke call 911 right away. One very important thing to remember
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