F.A.Q.


F.A.Q.

Q: What is a stroke?

According to the American Stroke Association, a stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot (called an ischemic stroke) or bursts (called a hemorrhagic stroke).  When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood (and oxygen) it needs, so it starts to die.

Q: What are the risk factors for stoke?

The American Heart Association believes that there are some risk factors that can be changed and others that cannot:
Can Be Changed
Can’t Be Changed
High Blood Pressure
Prior Stroke, TIA, or Heart Attack
Smoking
Age – 55 or over
Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Heredity or Race (African Americans higher risk)
Poor Diet or Obesity
Gender-men more common than women
Other Heart Disease

Q: What are the signs and symptoms of a stroke?

To minimize the effects of a stroke and reduce permanent disability, people need to be aware of the signs and symptoms of a stroke, as well as the importance of seeking medical help within the first 3 hours after symptoms begin. Someone who has suffered a
 stroke may experience symptoms such as:
  • Severe headache
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Inability to walk
  • Weakness, numbness of the face, arm, leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Loss of bowel and bladder control
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Severe headache
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Inability to walk
  • Weakness, numbness of the face, arm, leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Loss of bowel and bladder control
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness

Q: Why we do it?

We spread stroke awareness and support survivors because our founder, Davida Godett, wants you to be a survivor just like her. Once Davida was educated to the statistics on stroke she realized the importance of education and support and how it can help to decrease the death and disparity that is caused by strokes. She know has dedicated her life to saving lives.

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