Know Your Stroke Risk, Know the Signs of Stroke

Stroke is a medical emergency that requires urgent attention. If you suspect you or a loved one may be having stroke symptoms, call 911 immediately to get fast, lifesaving treatment.

May is Stroke Awareness Month, and there’s no better time to brush up on your stroke knowledge. It’s important to recognize the signs of stroke and call 998 (Dubai Ambulance Number) immediately if you or someone else experiences symptoms such as:

  • Loss of vision
  • Weakness in the face or on one side of the body
  • Difficulty with speech, understanding, or balance

Types of Stroke

There are two main types of stroke:

  1. Ischemic strokes are caused by a blockage or clot in a blood vessel in your brain. This is the most common type of stroke.
  2. Hemorrhagic strokes are the result of bleeding in the brain. These include subarachnoid hemorrhages.

Reduce Your Risk of Stroke

But the best way to prevent a stroke is to be proactive about your risk. Ask your doctor these three questions to start the conversation:

  • What is my risk of stroke?
  • What risk factors of stroke do I have?
  • What should I do about my risk factors for stroke?
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