May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and it's the perfect time to
educate yourself about stroke so you are prepared if you or a loved one
Myth 1: Stroke cannot be prevented.
False: up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable.
Myth 2: There is no treatment for stroke.
False: At any sign of stroke call 9-1-1- immediately. Treatment may be
Myth 3: Stroke only affects the elderly.
False: Stroke can happen to anyone at any time.
Myth 4: Stroke happens in the heart.
False: Stroke is a “brain attack”.
Myth 5: Stroke recovery only happens for the first few months after a stroke.
False: Stroke recovery is a lifelong process.
Myth 6: Strokes are rare.
False: There are nearly 7 million stroke survivors in the U.S. Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the U.S.
Myth 7: Strokes are not hereditary.
False: Family history of stroke increase your chance for stroke.
Myth 8: If stroke symptoms go away, you don’t have to see a doctor.
False: Temporary stroke symptoms are called transient ischemic attacks
(TIA). They are warning signs prior to actual stroke and need to be taken
Learn more at stroke.mwhc.com