Dr. Tyler Richardson, physician at Encompass Health Lakeshore, shares about signs, symptoms of stroke for World Stroke Day

In alignment with World Stroke Day, Dr. Tyler Richardson, attending physician of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Encompass Health Lakeshore in Birmingham, shares about the signs and symptoms of a stroke during an in-studio interview with Talk of the Town Alabama. “A stroke happens every 30 seconds in this country. It’s the number 1 cause of preventable disability in the United States,” says Dr. Richardson. ““The majority of strokes are survived, even though it’s a leading cause of death. The things we can do to prevent strokes are often behavioral – 80 percent of strokes are preventable. If you see a stroke happening, it’s important to act immediately.”

Dr. Richardson shares that remembering the acronym F.AS.T. can help quickly and effectively address the signs of a stroke. “On average, about every minute the brain tissue goes without blood flow or oxygen, about two million brain cells die,” he says.

Learn more at ABC 33/40 News: https://abc3340.com/station/talk-of-alabama/talk-of-alabama-world-stroke-day-dr-tyler-richardson-1027