In the United States, more than 800,000 strokes occur annually. A study showed that stroke is the fifth leading reason for deaths and is a significant cause of severe adult disability in America. Stroke victims are eligible for Medicare stroke coverage. The consequences of a stroke are numerous. Medicare pays for both hospitalization and doctor visits. Services to assist you in getting back to living a regular life are covered by Medicare. Medicare will also pay for any necessary long-term medical supplies you may require after a stroke.
How Does It Happen?
A stroke is triggered by the blocked blood supply to the brain and can impact the speech, motion, consciousness, and more of a person. Due to this blockage, the flow of oxygen and other nutrients to the brain tissues is disturbed. This results in the formation of dead brain cells within a few minutes.
Anyone may have a stroke at any period, but in individuals over 65, approximately three-quarters of all strokes occur. Certain things, such as cigarettes and alcohol, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and low diet, can increase the risk of having a stroke. Doctors say that by leading a healthy life, up to 80% of strokes can be avoided.
As much as strokes are destructive, you can still learn about the symptoms and signs before it happens. Some common signs include:
- Trouble in speaking
- Pain in the face, arm, or leg
- Loss of vision (blurred vision)
- Drowsiness or dizziness
- loss of consciousness (brief)
If you or someone close by experiences any of these signs, you should call 911 immediately and note all the characters that occurred within their specific time.
Experiencing Warning Signs?
There is no need to worry because NewMedicare can help you out. At NewMedicare, we care about the welfare of our patients. So, we provide free preventative services to our new patients.
The month of May is the National Stroke Awareness month, hence a good time to learn more about strokes. So, visit your doctor at your earliest and get a know-how of ways you can prevent strokes from happening – to you and your loved ones at least.
NewMedicare Provides Medicare Stroke Coverage
Medicare Part B includes an annual visit to your primary care provider to minimize cardiovascular disease risk.
We provide a variety of preventive services that include:
- cardiovascular screening (blood test screen for cholesterol)
- therapy regarding cardiac behavior
- alcohol screening (includes check-up and counseling)
- body management training
- diabetes screening
- diet therapy services
- services for prevention from obesity
- counseling for prevention from tobacco
- diseases due to usage of tobacco
What is stopping you? Visit us at your earliest and stay healthy today!