Most women do not realize that a stroke can affect anyone at any age. In fact, according to the American Stroke Association, more than 100,000 U.S. women under 65 will have a stroke. Reducing even one risk may greatly lower your chances of having a stroke.
To learn more about stroke and your risk factors, attend a free stroke screening hosted by Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake on Saturday, May 5, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. The screening will be held in the hospital’s West Tower/Rehabilitation Center, which is located at 9330 Poppy Drive (near Garland Road and North Buckner Boulevard). Reservations are required. Call 866-764-3627 today to make your appointment.
Recognizing the symptoms of a stroke and seeking prompt medical care can greatly improve your chances of recovery. The signs of a stroke may include the sudden onset of one or more of the following symptoms:
- Numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg
- Confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Trouble walking, dizziness or loss of balance or coordination
- Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Severe headache with no known cause
When someone is having a stroke, they need prompt emergency medical care. That is why it is important to go to Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake, which has been awarded the Gold Seal of Approval™ by The Joint Commission's Primary Stroke Center Certification program. As a Primary Stroke Center, the hospital follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for stroke patients.
Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake