First thing to know is that there are two different types of strokes that can occur. A Hemorrhagic Stroke, which occurs when a blood vessel in the brain leaks or ruptures, and the other type of stroke is an Ischemic Stroke, which happens when there is a blood clot that blocks an artery’s blood flow to the brain.
Every second counts when reacting to a stroke. The faster you can receive medical attention, the less likely it is that the stroke will leave major, long-term disabilities. Melody Living equips every resident with a medical alert pendant in case of emergencies that can get them care quickly.
The chances of having a stroke is 1 in 6 for men and 1 in 5 for women. Though nearly 80% of strokes are preventable with healthy lifestyle choices and by working with a healthcare team to manage conditions that are risk factors for strokes. Conditions that increase your risk for stroke include:
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