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5 Things You Should Know About Second Stroke Survival

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A stroke is a life-threatening and life-changing event that can leave survivors fearful of a second stroke.

To answer any questions you may have about second stroke survival, we’ll discuss 5 things every stroke survivor should know.

Let’s get started.

1. Know the Second Stroke Survival Statistics

Of the 795,000 strokes that happen each year in the US, about 23% of them are recurrent strokes.

Unfortunately, this 2006 study found that people who survive a second stroke have a 2.67x greater risk of dying within the next 2 years than single-stroke survivors.

This sheds light on the importance of stroke prevention among stroke survivors – especially second-stroke survivors.

2. Take Action with Stroke Prevention

Five major causes of stroke are smoking, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, and diabetes.

These are all factors that you can work to reduce. If you have any of these conditions or habits, it’s in your best interest to take immediate action to reduce them.

Read: How to Manage These 8 Stroke Risk Factors

3. Spread Stroke Awareness – It Could Save a Life!

If you are a stroke survivor, it’s very important for you to educate family and friends on how to identify a stroke.

When people around you know how to identify a stroke, you have the best chances of receiving fast treatment if it happens again.

And since time is brain when it comes to stroke, receiving fast treatment could save your life!

4. Keep Rehabilitation Going Strong

With second stroke, it can often feel like taking a step backward.

During this time, it’s very important to stay strong and double your stroke rehabilitation efforts.

Although you have experienced a setback, there’s no reason why you can’t still achieve a healthy recovery.

5. Read Up on Stroke Education

If you are a stroke survivor, then you should become your own stroke recovery expert so that you can take things into your own hands.

This means educating yourself on how to recover from the 25 most common stroke side effects and the importance of neuroplasticity.

While you will have a team of medical professionals helping you recover, you are the one in charge.

So empower yourself with all the information you can get your hands on!

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“I had a stroke five years ago causing paralysis on my left side which remains today.

I recently began using FitMi.

At first it was difficult for me to be successful with a few of the exercises but the more I use it, the better my scores become.

I have recently had some movement in my left arm that I did not have before.

I don’t know if I can directly relate this to the use of the FitMi but I am not having occupational therapy so I conclude that it must be benefiting me.

The therapy modality motivates me to use it daily and challenges me to compete against my earlier scores.

I heartily recommend it!-Susan, stroke survivor

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