Vicksburg Daily News’s Marcus James caught up with Dr. Timothy Quinn for National Stroke Day.
Dr. Quinn states that strokes, “if they’re diagnosed early and intervention is provided, it can save a person’s life.”
25% of adults will experience a stroke in their lifetime, according to the World Stroke Organization. More than 6 million die each ear due to strokes.
According to Dr. Quinn, symptoms can include weakness to one side of the face, weakness of either hand or leg and/or feeling of fatigue.
Strokes occur when the blood supply to the brain is cut off. Strokes can calls permanent damage. It’s important to recognize the signs.
Dr. Quinn states, “One of the number one reasons why a person has a stroke is because they have untreated severe hypertension. So take care of yourself. If you don’t ignore signs and symptoms, if you take care of yourself, taking your blood pressure medicine and being compliant with your doctor, then you can avoid the higher possibility of having a stroke.”
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