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Stroke - How to prevent?

The risk of stroke can be lowered by:

  • Avoiding excessive alcohol intake
  • Adopting a healthy lifestyle and maintaining a healthy weight
  • Eat healthily. Choose foods low in fat, salt and sugar and high in fibre
  • Exercise regularly
  • Early detection and treatment of high blood pressure, diabetes mellitus, high cholesterol and heart disease
  • Learn to manage stress
  • Quit smoking. Do not smoke
  • Taking medications regularly and going for regular check-ups

Act FAST for stroke

Stroke is an emergency. Recognise stroke symptoms and act F.A.S.T.

  • FACE – Facial Droop. Uneven smile
  • ARM – Arm numbness. Arm weakness
  • SPEECH – Slurred speech. Difficulty in speaking or understanding
  • TIME – Call 995 and get to the hospital immediately

Stroke - Preparing for surgery

Stroke - Post-surgery care

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