Beauty Shop Stroke Screening

For over 4 years, through her non-profit 501c3 organization, Dr. Lee provides FREE Beauty Shop Stroke Screenings, along with workshops that educate both men and women about the dangers of stroke and benefits of early diagnosis.

BE PROACTIVE. . .THE LIFE YOU SAVE, MIGHT BE YOURS!

To schedule a FREE Stroke Screening contact
310-419-4300 or
info@nutrimedwellness.com.

Stroke Statistics

  • STROKE IS THE FOURTH LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH IN THE U.S.
  • STROKE IS THE LEADING CAUSE OF LONG-TERM DISABILITY IN THE U.S.
  • 795,000 STROKES PER YEAR / 610,000 ARE FIRST TIMERS.
  • 130,000 WILL RESULT IN DEATH OR 1 OUT OF 19
  • 87% ARE T.I.A. AND MOST VICTIMS WON’T RECOGNIZE IT AS A STROKE.
  • COST TO U.S. EACH YEAR IS $36.5 BILLION FOR HEALTHCARE SERVICES.
  • COST TO U.S. EACH YEAR TOTALS $68 BILLION DIRECTLY AND INDIRECTLY.
  • AFRICAN-AMERICANS ARE TWICE AS LIKELY TO HAVE A STROKE THAN CAUCASIANS. HISPANICS FALL INBETWEEN BLACKS AND WHITES.
  • STROKE IS ALSO HIGH AMONG NATIVE AMERICANS AND NATIVE ALASKANS.
  • 34% HOSPITALIZED FOR STROKE ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 65 YEARS OLD.
  • THE SOUTHEASTERN REGION OF THE UNITED STATES HAS THE HIGHEST CASES OF STROKE.
  • 93% OF STROKE VICTIMS NOTICED NUMBNESS ON EITHER SIDE.
  • ONLY 38% WHO WITNESSED THE SIGNS KNEW TO CALLED 911.
  • HOSPITAL ARRIVAL WITHIN 3 HOURS HAVE LESS DISABILITY 3 MONTHS LATER THAN THOSE WHO DELAYED TREATMENT.
  • HIGHEST RISK:  HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE, HIGH CHOLESTEROL, SMOKING.

WOMEN MUST EMPOWER THEMSELVES AGAINST STROKE.

  • STROKE IS THE FOURTH LEADING CAUSE OF DEATH AND THE NUMBER ONE LEADING CAUSE OF LONG-TERM DISABLILITY IN THE UNITED STATES.
  • THE INCIDENT OF STROKE DOES INCREASE WITH AGE. HOWEVER, FACT IS, ANYONE OF ANY AGE COULD SUFFER A STROKE.
  • STROKE IS THE INTERRUPTION OF BLOOD FLOW TO THE BRAIN.
  • STROKE WARNING SIGNS CAN BE LEARNED BY ALL FAMILY MEMBERS. STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY… CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY.
  • STROKE IS NOT PROLONGED LIKE MOST ILLNESSES AND DISEASES.
  • STROKE IS A SILENT KILLER OF WOMEN.

UNDERSTANDING THE SYMPTOMS OF STROKE IS FUNDAMENTAL IN PREVENTING THEM. THE WARNING SIGNS VARY DEPENDING ON EACH INDIVIDUAL. SYMPTOMS WILL MOST LIKELY OCCUR SUDDENLY.

HEART DISEASE AND BREAST CANCER HAS BEEN THE CONCERN OF WOMEN FOR DECADES. STROKES KILL TWICE AS MANY WOMEN THAN BREAST CANCER EACH YEAR…… FACT: 450,000 WOMEN WILL HAVE A STROKE THIS YEAR.

STROKE RISK FACTORS:

  • AGE
  • SMOKING
  • HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE
  • DIABETES
  • FAMILY HISTORY OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE
  • SEVERAL BIRTH CONTROL MEDICATIONS

5 WARNING SIGNS OF STROKE IN WOMEN:

  1. NUMBNESS OR WEAKNESS ON ONE SIDE OF BODY
  2. SUDDEN TROUBLE WALKING OR DIZZY SPELLS
  3. SLURRED SPEECH OR SUDDEN ONSET OF CONFUSION
  4. VISION PROBLEMS IN EITHER OR BOTH EYE(S)
  5. SEVERE HEADACHE