Piedmont Henry Hospital has scheduled a pair of free blood pressure screenings and stroke risk assessments, in the coming weeks, as part of National Stroke Awareness Month, in May.
The events are set for May 10, and May 24, each from 1 p.m., to 4 p.m., inside the Wal-Mart located at 135 Willow Lane, in McDonough.
“One in four adults has high blood pressure — one of the most common causes of stroke — and 31.6 percent of those who have high blood pressure are not aware they have it, according to the National Stroke Association,” said Piedmont Henry Hospital’s Public Relations Specialist, Michelle Nunnally. “Medical professionals at Piedmont Henry Hospital remind individuals that time lost is brain lost when it comes to stroke.”
Nunnally added that people must act quickly and seek treatment, when experiencing one of the following symptoms: sudden and severe headache; difficulty seeing in one or both eyes; sudden dizziness or trouble walking; sudden confusion or trouble speaking; or sudden numbness or weakness on one side of the body, such as in an arm, leg or face.
For more information, visit www.stroke.org, call (678) 604-1040 or visit the hospital’s Web site at www.piedmonthenry.org.