Do you know the warning signs of a stroke?

11 Jan 19

Do you know the warning signs of a stroke?

A stroke, also known as a brain attack, occurs when blood flow to the brain stops, and the brain cells in the area begin to die. A stroke can affect the entire body.

Acting fast can make a big difference for someone who’s having a stroke. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) emphasizes that getting emergency help within an hour can prevent long-term disability or death.

FAST Sign
F for face If you notice a droop or uneven smile on a person’s face, this is a warning sign.
A for arms Arm numbness or weakness can be a warning sign. You can ask the person to raise their arms if you’re unsure. It’s a warning sign if the arm drops down or isn’t steady.
S for speech difficulty Ask the person to repeat something. Slurred speech can indicate that the person is having a stroke.
T for time If someone is experiencing stroke symptoms, it’s time to act fast.

Additional symptoms of stroke may include:

  • vision troubles, in one or both eyes
  • numbness in limbs, most likely on one side
  • overall fatigue
  • trouble walking

If you feel these signs yourself, or see them affecting someone else, call (0183) 2224424, 5062224, 98146-52424. for your local emergency services.

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