One is never too young to suffer a stroke. Alexa Tucker says in her article for Prevention Magazine: “While the majority of strokes do occur in people ages 65 and older, about 10% of all strokes happen to those under 45—and women are more at risk than men. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, each year more than 100,000 women under the age of 65 will have a stroke. That means you or someone you know could be affected at some point in her life—and sooner than you’d expect.” [Tucker: 2015]
Here are five signs you should be watching for:
- Feeling weak or numb on one side of your body.
- Having trouble speaking.
- Severe headache.
- Vision loss.
- A sudden onset of any or all of these symptoms.
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TUCKER, Alexa. 2015/09/18. You’re not too young to have a stroke: Here are 5 signs you need to watch for. [Web:] Prevention Magazine. [Date of Access:] 21 September 2015.