UHS Wilson Medical Center has been designated by the New York State Department of Health as a regional stroke center. With the area’s largest team of neurologists, neurosurgeons and neuroradiologists; a specially staffed neurosurgery operating room; and complete inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs, the stroke team at UHS Wilson Medical Center is prepared with the latest methods to minimize the effects of stroke.
Signs of stroke:
Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or difficulty understanding speech
Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes, or double vision
Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or lessened coordination
Sudden severe headache
Drowsiness, nausea or vomiting
Lower your risk factors for stroke:
Diet: Follow a diet low in saturated fats and salt and high in fruits, vegetables and fiber. Choose low-fat, lean meats like fish or skinless white meat poultry.
Exercise: While 30 minutes of daily exercise should be your goal, any exercise will help. Monitor and manage your blood pressure, weight and cholesterol levels.
Quit Smoking: Your risk immediately decreases the moment you stop smoking.
If you or someone has these signs:
1. Act quickly! This is a medical emergency.
2. Call 911 or get to the nearest hospital even if the symptoms go away.
3. Be sure to make note of the time the symptoms began.
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