According to the NHS, the main symptoms of stroke can be remembered with the acronym FAST:
Face – the face may have dropped on one side, the person may not be able to smile, or their mouth or eye may have dropped.
Arms – the person may not be able to lift both arms and keep them there because of weakness or numbness in one arm.
Speech – their speech may be slurred or the person may not be able to talk at all despite appearing to be awake; they may also have problems understanding what you’re saying to them.
Time – it’s time to dial 999 immediately if you see any of these signs or symptoms.
Now, much to the dismay of fitness fanatics, exercise may lead to a hardening of the arteries that is linked to a higher risk of a stroke and heart attack.
As one would predict, however, the benefits of being active still outweigh the risk, the research suggested.A new study published in the journal Heart found that people who are physically active appear to have high levels of calcium deposits in their coronary arteries.
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