FAMILY MATTERS - Dr. Lisa Yanase, Providence Stroke Neurologist
90% of Americans do not recognize the signs of stroke, the number three cause of death in the U.S.
A person's life can be saved if those around them recognize the signs and act FAST.
Signs of stroke
F - FACE: Does one side of face droop?
A - ARMS: drooping arm/arms?
S - SPEECH: slurred words?
T - TIME: call 9-1-1
Then go into risk factors that can be controlled
Stroke risk factors that can be controlled:
High blood pressure
At the Streaks for Stroke event at Clackamas Town Center people can get a free red streak in their hair and also get screened for high blood pressure - a leading cause of stroke. The nurses there will have tips for people who have high blood pressure- ways to lower it, etc. and also information on the other risk factors.
Streaks for Stroke
Saturday, May 11
11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Clackamas Town Center
Lower level - east end
Stroke is the nation's #4 killer and the leading cause of long term disability.
Each year, nearly 800,000 Americans have a stroke.
On average, someone has a stroke every 40 seconds.
Every four minutes, someone in the U.S. dies from a stroke.
Women are more likely than men to have a stroke.
Physical activity can cut your risk of stroke by 35%.
People with normal blood pressure (below 120/80) have half the risk of having a stroke - compared with people with high blood pressure.
90% of Americans do not recognize the signs of stroke - but a person's life can be saved if those around them recognize the signs and act FAST.