Stroke is the single largest cause of disability in the UK. A form of brain injury, it is the country’s third highest cause of death and should always be treated as a medical emergency.
In this PowerPoint presentation, we look at the three types of stroke and the risk factors that are associated with them. These include:
- Poor diet
- Lack of exercise
- Family history
Important warning signs to consider include:
- Sudden loss of vision
- Blurred vision
- No apparent cause
- Loss of balance/co-ordination
The presentation explains some of the things we can do to minimise the risks and the sources of help that are available.