As a Certified Primary Stroke Center, UNC Lenoir Health Care strives to educate the community about stroke prevention, treatment, and recovery. Little changes in your life can make a big difference when it comes to stroke prevention, so making changes in your diet and introducing daily walks are a step in the right direction. If you or a family member has experienced a stroke, our physicians and healthcare team will provide unparalleled treatment. Depending on the severity of the stroke, recovery may be quick or require long-term care. We are here to help you every step of the way.
KNOW THE SIGNS OF STROKE, THINK F.A.S.T!
Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
If you observe any of these signs, call 911 immediately.
Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the US, so educate yourself about how you can possibly avoid and prevent a stroke.
What do you need to know if your loved one has suffered a stroke and is in the hospital? Don’t panic, they are being well taken care of.
You or a loved one has had a stroke and is home from the hospital, now what? Learn more about what to expect, prevention tips and healthy eating.
Up to 80 percent of strokes are preventable.
At any sign of stroke call 9-1-1- immediately. Treatment may be available.
Stroke can happen to anyone at any time.
Stroke recovery is a lifelong process.
There are nearly 7 million stroke survivors in the U.S.
Stroke is the 5th leading cause of death in the U.S.
A family history of stroke increases your chance of stroke.
Stroke cannot be prevented.
There is no treatment for stroke.
Stroke only affects the elderly.
Stroke is a "brain attack".
A stroke happens in the heart.
Stroke recovery only happens for the first few months after a stroke.
Strokes are rare.
Strokes are not hereditary.
If stroke symptoms go away, you don’t have to see a doctor.