Statistics show that up to 80% of premature heart disease and stroke is preventable by adopting healthy behaviours and catching signs and symptoms early on.
It’s important to learn the warning signs of a stroke so you can act fast to help yourself or a loved one.
Here are a number of resources to educate yourself on warning signs and prevention strategies:
- From the Heart and Stroke Foundation – Know the warning signs
- Women and Stroke – Centres for Disease and Control Prevention
- Men and Stroke – Centres for Disease and Control Prevention
- Fact sheet on Diabetes and Strokes – National Stroke Association
Have you or someone you care for already had a stroke? With good rehab and support, many survivors can recover to some extent and Canadians who survive a stroke can go on to lead full, meaningful lives and prevent subsequent strokes. Check out these resources for healthy living after a stroke:
- 15 Things Caregivers Should Know After a Loved One Has Had a Stroke – American Heart Association
- Driving After a Stroke: Gaining back your independence – National Stroke Association
- Healthy Eating After a Stroke – National Stroke Association
Take the time to educate yourself and those around you about stroke prevention and awareness. Remember the more you know and the faster you react, the higher the chance of survival and recovery.