The symptoms of a stroke are clear, real, easy to see, and need your attention.
Here Are The Warning Signs: F.A.S.T. If there is ever a time to call 9-1-1. This is it.
- Face drooping: It’s there to see. A sure warning. Asking the person to smile will help confirm the warning. The face will frequently be numb.
- Arm weakness: One arm may be weak and/or numb. Ask the person to squeeze your hand. The weakness will very often not allow them to squeeze. They may think they are, but you won’t feel it.
- Speech difficulty: The speech of a stroke patient may be be slurred. The patient may not be able to speak at all, or the words are not understandable.
- Time to call: These symptoms in easy to remember F.A.S.T. When present, call 9-1-1. The universal number for help in an emergency. And Stroke is an emergency.
The Stroke association has some wonderful graphics to help understand the symptoms of stroke.