May is National Stroke Awareness Month.
Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. Approximately 128,000 people die from strokes each year, and strokes are one of the leading causes of long-term disability in the United States. Each May, health organizations across the United States work to raise awareness of strokes and their symptoms. Common stroke symptoms include facial drooping, weakness on one side of the body and speech difficulty.
In addition to being able to recognize stroke symptoms, it is important to know what you can do reduce your chances of having a stroke. The infographic below outlines some of the steps you can take to start improving your health today.