Where your health is concerned, knowledge is power.
This is especially true when it comes to a stroke.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, killing about 140,000 Americans each year — that’s 1 of every 20 deaths.
While a stroke may not always be preventable, there are steps you can take to lower your risk of having one. And, in the event of a stroke, knowing the signs and acting quickly can lessen its effects.