Signs of a Stroke

Do you know the signs of a stroke?

Early detection and treatment of strokes SAVES LIVES.

But it is important to KNOW THE SIGNS!

The Rule of strokes is FAST 911:

 

FACE:

Ask the person to smile.

Does one side of the face droop?

ARMS:

Ask the person to raise both arms.

Does one arm drift downward?

SPEECH:

Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase.

Is their speech slurred or strange?

TIME:

If you observe any of these signs,

call 9-1-1 immediately.

 

Stroke symptoms include:

  • SUDDEN numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg – especially on one side of the body.
  • SUDDEN confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
  • SUDDEN trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
  • SUDDEN trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
  • SUDDEN severe headache with no known cause.

 

 

http://www.stroke.org/site/PageServer?pagename=symp

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stroke/DS00150/DSECTION=symptoms

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