9 Myths About Strokes Debunked
A stroke is something that’s often misunderstood by Canadians, according to a recent poll conducted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation. And yet, the poll also found that at least 50% of all Canadians know a friend or family member who has suffered a stroke. Popular misconceptions can lead to an increased risk for this life-threatening event. With that in mind, here are nine common myths about strokes and the risks they pose.
Myth #1: Having a stroke means you’re going to die.
A stroke isn’t always fatal—in fact, 90% of the time, people recover and go on with their lives. This leads to the next misconception…