Here is the real deal!
Face: Smile and see if one side of the face droops.
Arms: Raise both arms. Does one arm drop down?
Speech: Say a short phrase and check for slurred or strange speech.
Time: If the answer to any of these is yes, call 911 right away and write down the time when symptoms started.
One can challenge a calculated risk while few risks come in without knocking, but smash you flat to the ground!
But strokes can and do happen at any age–even, sometimes, in children. According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC), around a third of Americans hospitalized for strokes are younger than 65.
Social Media star and model Katie May died was one of them. May died in February of that year after suffering a stroke. The New York Daily News reported that the 34-year-old had
“tweaked her neck”
when she fell during a photo shoot in late January and that she had tweeted that she had “pinched a nerve” a few days before she was hospitalized.
It turned out the pain May was experiencing was far more serious than a pinched nerve could feel like and may have been a warning sign of a stroke. But in a woman so young and so fit, who would connect neck pain to a stroke?
“When you’re younger and in relatively good health, you think that having a stroke is the least possible,” says David Liebeskind, MD, director of the Neurovascular Programs at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center.
The reality is, a stroke can strike at any age, he says.
Dr Liebeskind adds a few more early signs of stroke to consider, such as loss of language and changes in vision, strength, or sensation. “If you have a combination [of symptoms], then something’s more likely to be off,” he says.
Other indications: Your symptoms are uncharacteristic for you, or they’re associated with neck pain or a recent fall. In those cases, “you have to lean on the side of taking [your symptoms] seriously,” says Dr Liebeskind.
After the death of actor Luke Perry, known for his role on Beverly Hills, 90210, people have a lot of questions about strokes, and we can understand why. Perry (whose most recent role was on the CW’s River-dale as Fred Andrews, Archie’s father) died yesterday after suffering a massive stroke at only 52 years old, which has left many wondering, What causes a massive stroke? And how common is it at such a young age? Here, everything you need to know about strokes.
Risk factors of Stroke!
Risk factors for stroke include being overweight, physical inactivity, cigarette smoking, heavy use of alcohol, and use of illegal drugs, according to the Mayo Clinic. Some medical conditions, like high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and cardiovascular disease, can put you at risk as well. Men have a higher risk of stroke than women. However, women are usually older when they have strokes and are more likely to die of strokes than men, according to the Mayo Clinic.