Educate the men in your family and community on the signs and symptoms of a stroke.
Men and Stroke.
According to the CDC, Stoke is the fifth leading cause of death and long-term disability in men.
Men’s stroke risk factors include, but are not limited to: high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, obesity, and low physical activity.
African American men are at a higher risk for stroke than men of other ethnicities because almost half have at least one risk factor for stroke.
Hispanic men are also at increased risk for stroke due to similar risk factors such as high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, and obesity.
Men can decrease their risk for a stroke by visiting their doctor regularly and keeping medical conditions under control.
Also by making healthy lifestyle changes like participating in regular physical activity and not smoking.
Knowing how to identify the signs and symptoms of a stroke can help men seek care quicker and lessen the chances of long term disability or death from stroke.
Balance Difficulties: Is there a sudden loss of balance?
Eyesight Changes: Is there a change in vision in one or both eyes?
Face Weakness: Does their face look uneven?
Arm Weakness: Does one arm drift down?
Speech Difficulties: Does their speech sound strange?
Time to Call 911: Time is Brain.
Educate the men in your family and community on the signs and symptoms of a stroke!