World Stroke day on the 29th of October

World Stroke Day, on October 29th, seeks to emphasize the serious nature and high rates of stroke. The day is also observed to raise awareness of the prevention and treatment of strokes.

According to updated statistics, one in 4 people is expected to have a stroke during the lifetime. Fifteen million people around the world have strokes each year. It’s also the leading cause of disability. A stroke may cause paralysis, sensory disturbances, aphasia, and emotional disturbances.

Throughout the world, stroke is the second leading cause of death. 

Knowing the early warning signs of stroke saves lives. Early symptoms of a stroke usually happen suddenly.

If you or a close one is having any of these symptoms, it’s important to act F.A.S.T.

F = Facial Weakness
A = Arm Weakness
S = Speech difficulty
T = Time loss is brain loss. Call 103. Don’t wait!