Three stroke warning signs occur in 75% of all strokes. Don’t ignore them.
Recognize the stroke warning signs and know how to act. Do not brush off short-lived stroke symptoms.Jesse Slome, director of the American Association of Critical Illness Insurance
Strokes and Critical Illness Insurance
Know the three stroke warning signs because every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. There are common telltale signs that someone is having a stroke.
“Recognize the stroke warning signs and know how to act,” advises Jesse Slome. Slome is director of the American Association for Critical Illness Insurance (AACII). “Too few Americans know any of the four stroke symptoms. The simplest way is to remember the letters F-A-S-T.”
According to Slome, the first three letters (F-A-S) cover the most common stroke symptoms. F stands for Face. “Look for face drooping,” Slome suggests. “Often one side of the lips droop lower than the other.”
The “A” stands for Arm. “Arm weakness is a common symptom,” Slome adds. “Look for the third symptom, speech difficulty.” Stroke experts suggest adding two additional letters (B and E). “Remember the phrase BE FAST,” Slome acknowledged.
B stands for balance and the E for eyes. “Balance is a harder sign to judge because many older adults already have balance issues,” Slome says. Eye symptoms can include blurred vision, seeing double or having trouble focusing.
FAST action vital even if symptoms are short lived
“Rapid response is responsible for increased treatment and survival following a stroke,” Slome advocates. “Call 911 emergency services immediately. Be sure to note the time when you first noticed symptoms. This can be helpful to emergency treatment.
Do not brush off short-lived stroke symptoms. Experts explain they may represent a transient ischemic attack or TIA. This is often called a mini-stroke.
Critical illness insurance can provide a lump sum cash payment immediately following a stroke. Read tips that explain important ways to compare and get the best critical illness insurance quotes.
Tips for critical illness insurance planning
First of all, the Association recommends all men and women over 40 read more about what is critical illness insurance?
Secondly, use the Association’s instant critical illness insurance cost calculator to see an instant estimate of costs.
Thirdly, stroke is only one health risk. Indeed cancer is a significant risk especially at ages prior to 70.
Fourthly, read tips to better compare critical illness insurance coverage. Significantly there are differences between policies. Therefore the helpful tips can save you money.
Equally important, here are additional tips for consumers.
Firstly, adults 55-65 should also learn more about long-term care insurance. Visit the American Association for Long-Term Care Insurance to learn more. Then request a free no obligation quote from a LTC insurance specialist.
Secondly, adults turning 65 can find Local Medicare Agents using the American Association for Medicare Supplement Insurance‘s free online lookup.
Thirdly, learn about stroke signs and symptoms. Specifically print them out if you believe you are at higher risk.
Fourthly, if you think someone is having a stroke, immediately call 911. Since immediate treatment improves the chances of surviving a stroke.
Finally, try to live a more healthy lifestyle. Undeniably it’s the most important thing you can do.