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Stroke Care

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is interrupted by a clot or bleeding. This interruption causes brain cells to go without oxygen.

Unfortunately, a stroke can strike people of all ages. The good news is, stroke is preventable. Normal blood pressure and cholesterol as well as regular exercise can dramatically lessen your risk for stroke.

Stroke: Can It Happen to Me?  Dr. Mary Gaddy and Dr. Michael Willis

Stroke Risk Factors

What can you do to prevent a stroke?

Signs & Symptoms of Stroke

  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one eye or both
  • Sudden dizziness, loss of balance or coordination or trouble walking
  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Act fast and call 9-1-1 if you experience these symptoms

Learn to prevent a stroke through lifestyle changes. Learn to recognize the signs of a stroke in progress by using the FAST test to 'act fast' and reduce the effects of stroke if it occurs.

Related Locations

Make an Appointment

406-238-2410

1-800-332-7156, ext. 2410

You will need a referral from your primary care physician. If you do not have a primary care physician, please call Billings Clinic HealthLine at 406-255-8400 or 1-800-252-1246.

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