April 14, 2015
Funny turns could be stroke
People are being urged to learn some basics about strokes so they are not caught out when it happens to them or those around them.
The Stroke Foundation has developed a new Strokewise website giving information on stroke risk factors and quick signs that someone might be having a stroke.
Communications manager Fraser Pettigrew says each day about two dozen New Zealanders have a stroke, with a disproportionate number being Maori.
He says whether a stroke is major or minor, people must seek treatment rather than passing it off as a funny turn.
Fraser Pettigrew says untreated minor strokes can lead to blood clots and more major strokes later.
The new site is at strokewise.org.nz
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