Strokes – reducing the risk and knowing the signs – Jewish News September 2023
by Bob Roth
As I get older it is harder and harder to believe that we are clicking off the years so quickly that it reminds me of the character that Adam Sandler plays in the movie “Click,” where he receives a universal remote that enables him to control time. As the years add up for us all, our journey through life brings us both wisdom and challenges, the challenges I would like to address today are specific to health. The risk of stroke emerges as a significant concern, particularly as we advance in age. Understanding the intricacies of this risk and equipping ourselves with the knowledge to prevent and recognize strokes is crucial. In this month’s column, we delve into the average risk of stroke by age, prevention, signs to look for, why there is a need for quick response and the essential steps to safeguard our health.