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Stroke Awareness Month: Prevention and Treatment

What to Know About Stroke Care

Stroke Awareness Month is an important time to bring attention to the risks and symptoms of stroke. At McKenzie Health System, we are dedicated to providing our patients with the best care possible. With a strong focus on education, we help patients understand how to prevent strokes and what to do if they or someone they know experiences a stroke.

For more information on stroke care at McKenzie Health System, please schedule an appointment with one of our physicians. Give us a call at 810-648-0610 to begin.

Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

Strokes can happen suddenly and without warning, so it’s important to be aware of the signs and symptoms. These may include any of the following:

  • Sudden confusion
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding speech
  • Facial drooping
  • Weakness in one side of the body
  • Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance or coordination
  • Severe headaches with no known cause

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to seek medical help immediately. At McKenzie Health System, we offer comprehensive emergency care services that can help stroke patients receive the immediate treatment they need.

Don’t Wait to Receive Care

Our team of highly trained emergency care professionals provide quality care when patients need it most. Open 24/7, we are here to address symptoms as soon as they begin – because we know with strokes, every second counts.

We also offer cardiology services that focus on prevention and early detection of heart disease and stroke risk factors, such as high blood pressure, cholesterol levels, smoking habits, diabetes management, physical activity levels, and more. We encourage everyone to take our Stroke Awareness Quiz, which can help you learn more about stroke prevention and how to recognize the signs of a stroke. Taking proactive steps towards your health is key in reducing stroke risk.

Consult with a Physician for Treatment

At McKenzie Health System, we are committed to helping our patients stay healthy by providing education on preventive measures, as well as offering quality emergency care when needed. During Stroke Awareness Month, we urge everyone to take the time to learn more about strokes and their accompanying symptoms, so that you can be prepared if ever faced with this life-threatening situation.

To request care at McKenzie Health System, please contact us at 810-648-0610 today.