May is National Stroke Month

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.(WNAX)- May is “National Stroke Month”, designated to bring awareness to risk factors and reactions to strokes.

Dr D.J. Sandhu(Sand-hue) with Sanford Health in Sioux Falls is a stroke specialist and says quick reaction to a possible stoke is critical.

Sandhu says risk factors are similar to those of heart attacks.

Sandhu says even if you have those risk factors, they can be reversed.

Global statistics indicate that one in four adults over the age of twenty five will have a stroke in their lifetime.