Life Saving Health Warning Signs
Is your body giving you warning signs such as headaches, pain or high blood pressure? Are you choosing to ignore them or put them at the end of your to-do-list? Did you know that strokes are the No. 4 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States?
According to an article at clarionledger.com, “Stroke Warning Signs”
“Life can change in an instant. No one would disagree. Especially when it comes to our health, it appears most major alterations happen in a blink of an eye. One test result can alter your world forever, and suddenly a person suffers from a heart attack or stroke. Although the pinnacle moment of no return seems to flood in without notice, this is hardly the truth.
Life usually offers us an early warning system — if we pay attention!
Our health is constantly giving us urgent messages. Those extra pounds around the middle or elevated blood pressure, cholesterol or blood sugar are all flashing red lights that a storm is brewing and medical danger is on its way if you don’t act quickly. When we fail to get the messages, life serves up a chronic disease: diabetes, heart disease or cancer. If we don’t attempt to prevent, manage or reverse a chronic disease, life can give up trying!
This week, the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association collaborated to educate Americans about stroke warning signs and the importance of taking action immediately. If you learn and share the “FAST” stroke warning signs with your friends and family, you may save a life, possibly yours. Why? Because spotting the warning signs and calling 911 immediately can lead to quick stroke treatment.
Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. It is the No. 4 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States.
F — Face drooping
A — Arm weakness
S — Speech difficulty
T — Time to call 911” To read the entire article click here.
If your health is at the top of your to-do-list this year, New Visions Coaching can guide you in the right direction. To learn more about our health and life coaching services contact New Visions Coaching at 775-391-0884 or visit newvisionscoaching.com.