Strokes are major causes of death and disability. Strokes are dreadfully abrupt and as such, we should be aware of how to recognize and deal with them. Sudden onset is a key. In an instant indicators appear. Physical problems such as weakness of the facial muscles, an arm or leg, or trouble walking should alert one. Also, slurred speech, trouble thinking or other sudden mental deficiencies are warnings. Rapidly seek help! There are many emergency rooms widely scattered throughout America. However, for people having strokes, there are a number of new treatments offered. However, there are only a few places where state-of-the-art therapies are available. All healthcare institutions, including hospitals, need to be certified by a regulatory organization called simply the “Joint Commission”.

Do Not Choke When it Comes to a Stroke

Recently the stress level in the Houston region and other areas affected by Hurricane Harvey have been high and this is not good for older folks. Stress causes release of “stress hormones” which rev up your body’s flight or fight response. This can trigger dormant disease ─ especially vascular disease. Be especially aware of impending heart problems and be checked early. The heart problems characteristically present with pain on the left side of the front of the chest and may radiate down the left arm. Classical pain is described as pressure associated with difficulty breathing.

What Stress can Result in and How to Recognize Trouble: