A stroke can happen in an instant. Quick intervention can mean the difference of life and death. Learn the symptoms of a stoke. It could save a life.
According to neurologists, if a stroke victim can be treated within 3 hours of a stroke, the patient can be, not only saved, but completely rehabilitated.
Knowing the symptoms of a stoke can help a victim receive treatment more quickly.
Most of us know the symptoms of a stoke: slurred speech, incoherence, asymmetrical facial structur, but now there’s a new indictor to a stroke — the tongue.
Learn how to identify, diagnose and get help quickly!
A quick reaction that the National Stroke Organization refers to as, “F.A.S.T.” is vitally important to the well being of a stroke victim. There are effective treatments called “clot-busters” available to those that have had a stroke, but these medications are only available if the stroke has been diagnosed by a medial physician with in three-hours of its occurrence.
- F—FACE: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
- A—ARMS: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
- S—SPEECH: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
- T—TIME: If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.
Time is of the essence. Learn the symptoms of a stroke. Share them with others. It could save a life.