Most people think that only old people suffer strokes, but that is not true. Strokes can strike at any age. Depending on the type, locality and severity of a stroke, they can be mild, debilitating and some are instantly fatal. Some in the US suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and is the fifth leading cause of death in this country.
If you think strokes only happen to elderly people, think again. Strokes can hit anyone at any age, but the older one gets, the more susceptible one becomes for having a stroke.
About 15-years ago, my daughter worked as a certified-nursing-assistant at a senior daycare center. Although most of the patients or clients were elderly, 60 and over, she also had several that were younger. She had one male patient who had a debilitating stroke around the age of 30. When I was in college, I worked as a night orderly in a nursing home and we had several patients, mostly female who were between 40 and 50 years of age.
Not the long ago on our local news, they featured a woman who, at the age of about 40, was recovering from a stroke. She was married and had a handful of kids. I remember thinking how tragic at this stage of her and her family’s life.
Surviving a stroke requires getting to a hospital for treatment as soon as possible. Recovering from a stroke depends on a number of key factors, including your health before the stroke and following rehabilitation instructions after the stroke. To learn more about recovering from a stroke…