A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition that happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off.
Strokes are a medical emergency and urgent treatment is essential.
The sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is likely to happen.
If you suspect that you or someone else is having a stroke, phone 999 immediately and ask for an ambulance.
The NHS are seeing a rise in strokes among people of all ages, many of the latest statics show that there is a huge rise in middle aged males in particular.
The NHS are vowing to battle this pandemic and with the global pandemic meaning more people are not only stuck at home and eating more, but they are also suffering with a huge amount of mental he health, which in turn puts more strain on to the heart.
The advise from the NHS is to eat healthy, to exercise for at least an hour a day and reduce your daily fat intake, this advice has changed the way our schools serve and allocate food for children, has opened our eyes into the ways we eat, what we eat and what goes into our foods.
What we eat isn't just the cause of strokes, anything that puts our hearts at tremendous strain can be the cause, anything from mental health, to life incidents, to situations that we undergo on a daily basis that impacts us all.
To change our lives, we have to firstly change our minds, about how we live, what we eat, the exercises we take on, the comforts in our lives and the strain we put our bodies under.
7 STEPS TO STROKE RECOVERY
THE HARD TRUTHS IN THE UK
* In 2018 nearly 78,000 stroke deaths were related to Alzheimer's and Dementia,
* Stroke is a type of cerebrovascular disease, which is one of the leading causes of death in the UK. Stroke accounts for roughly 75% of deaths from cerebrovascular diseases.
* 100,000 people have strokes each year
* There are 1.2 million stroke survivors in the UK
For support information from the Government visit:
Stroke - NHS - https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/stroke/
CLICK HERE DOWNLOAD A FREE NHS INFO-PACK ON 'LIFE AFTER A STROKE' (This is an online PDF. Document)