Posts tagged ‘Blood Clot’

July 26, 2012

Our Health – Strokes

by Patrick Dykie


       I decided to do a post about strokes when a family member recently suffered one. She survived, but now has irreparable damage to her mind and body, including some paralysis, difficulty with mobility, trouble speaking, and memory loss. The sad thing is, if someone had recognized the initial signs of a stroke, and had gotten her to the hospital within the first few hours, she may have completely recovered. Medical jargon can be pretty tough to get through, so I tried to make this post about strokes as easy to read as possible. (Researching this almost killed me!) Hopefully, we can all learn a little about strokes, recognize  some of the symptoms, and maybe help someone we care about survive this terrible event.

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