FGH lists warning signs of strokes

(The following information was submitted by Forrest General Hospital to WDAM 7.  For more on May 3rd's interview with Lyndsay Strickland, stroke coordinator at Forrest General Hospital, call 1-800-844-4445.)

Controllable/treatable Risk factors: weight, inactivity, smoking, high blood pressure, poor diet, diabetes, and heart diseases such as peripheral artery disease or atrial fibrillation.

How to prevent stroke: Be mindful of your family history and any other factors that put you at risk. The hospital offers education and screenings throughout the year, and of course if you want to learn more about stroke, you can visit our website at forrestgeneral.com.  If you have any of the controllable risk factors, you can work to change those things or seek treatment for them, and that will go a long way toward prevention.