HOUSTON - March is Brain Injury Awareness Month, and Governor Greg Abbott declared March 18 as Brain Injury Awareness Day. More than 2,500,000 Americans suffer traumatic brain injuries in the US every year.
One million more experience 'acquired' brain injuries like strokes. While some brain injuries can't be prevented, you may be able to head off a stroke if you know the warning signs such as:
- Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg
- Sudden confusion or trouble speaking
- Sudden trouble seeing
- Sudden trouble walking or dizziness
- Sudden severe headache
The common thread? A sudden occurence, because strokes can come on in an instant. Brain Injury Association Texas is reminding everyone in our state that they're #NotAloneInBrainInjury
There are resources and there is help, so share the good word.