Here are the actions you can take.
Most strokes are preventable and there are many things you can do to significantly lower your chances of having a stroke – especially lowering your blood pressure and keeping it in the normal healthy range.
Transient Ischaemic Attacks or TIAs – sometimes called ‘mini-strokes’ can happen before a stroke. They will show as one or more of the three key signs of stroke but might disappear within minutes or hours. They are a clear warning that a more severe stroke might follow. Early treatment can prevent a stroke from happening. If you suspect a TIA call 111 and get medical help immediately.
A stroke is a serious medical emergency. Learn to see the signs of stroke – face drooping, arm weakness, speech difficulty – think and act FAST. Call 111 immediately. Getting help fast can reduce damage to the brain and give someone a better chance of recovery or even save their life.
The more people who know about stroke the more we can help each other and the more lives we can save – tell your friends and family about this website and help them get stroke wise too.
Print out this poster and tell people how you’re getting stroke wise.
– Take a selfie with your poster and share it on facebook or twitter (#strokewise)
– Send us your selfies so we can share them on our facebook page too.
– Stick your poster beside your desk or in your workplace or school so others can get stroke wise too