Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake is offering a free stroke prevention screening on Saturday, May 5 from 8 to 11 a.m. to help you learn more about your risk factors for stroke. Call 866-764-3627 to register today.
Most women do not realize that a stroke can affect anyone at any age. In fact, according to the American Stroke Association, more than 100,000 U.S. women under 65 will have a stroke. Reducing even one risk may greatly lower your chances of having a stroke.
Recognizing the symptoms of a stroke and seeking prompt medical care can greatly improve your chances of recovery. The signs of a stroke may include the sudden onset of one or more of the following symptoms:
• Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg
• Confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
• Trouble walking, dizziness or loss of balance or coordination
• Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
• Severe headache with no known cause
When someone is having a stroke, they need prompt emergency medical care. That is why it is important to go to Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake, which has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval™ by The Joint Commission's Primary Stroke Center Certification program. As a Primary Stroke Center, the hospital follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.