Heart Walk has new meaning for Green after stroke-like incident

first_img “My head was hurting and my speech was slurred,” Green said. “I don’t know what all happened but they called 911 and my son. He said to take me to the hospital in Troy,” Green said. “I don’t know how to explain what I was feeling. But something was wrong and I was scared.”Green was recommended to a neurologist and all the tests that were run came back okay, Green said.But the effects of the TIA lingered.“I have trouble moving my feet,” she said. “I can’t pick them up. I went to Health Action and that helped but I was not as motivated at home as I was there. I’m going to Silver Sneakers and I walk on the treadmill and I can pick my feet up better. Every day, I try to do a little more. I see how important it is for me to exercise. Even if I didn’t have a stroke, I was warned. I have to do all I can to be heart healthy. Some people don’t get a warning. I was lucky.”Green said when communities come together in support of the Heart Walk people become more aware of heart disease and what they can do be heart healthy.Everyone is encouraged to participate in the 2019 Pike County Heart Walk from 5 until 7 tonight at the Troy Sportsplex. The walk will include a light meal, entertainment, door prizes and information booths. There is no admission charge. Email the author Heart Walk has new meaning for Green after stroke-like incident Latest Stories Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? 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By Jaine Treadwell Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day By The Penny Hoarder Sponsored Content Skip Book Nook to reopen February is American Heart Month and the primary focuses are on heart attack and stroke. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease.The good news is that heart disease can often be prevented when people make healthy choices and manage their health conditions.That’s the message that will be stressed tonight at the 2019 Pike County Heart Walk fundraising event from 5 until 7 p.m. at the Troy Sportsplex. Everyone is invited to come and participate in the Heart Walk and other activities and learn more about ways to prevent heart attack and stroke. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration “My doctor keeps telling me that I didn’t have a stroke,” Green said. “He said I had a TIA.”A TIA or transient ischemic attack is when blood flow to a part of the brain stops for a short period of time. A TIA can mimic stroke-like symptoms, which usually appear and last less than 24 hours. While TIAs usually don’t cause permanent brain damage, they are a serious warning sign that a stroke may happen in the future.“I didn’t have stroke; I had a TIA but it has affected my walking and made me realize how important it is for me to eat healthy and exercise – to take care of myself,” Green said. “It was my warning.”The day of her TIA in late 2018, Green was at work and felt a little strange. She went to Byrd Drugs and got lunch. When she got back to the library, she realized something was happening to her. 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