Wednesday, October 30, 2013

World Stroke Day

Just found out today is "World Stroke Day" the AHA has posted this great information for knowing the signs of a stroke.  Hope those who read this post will be aware and share this information with their loved ones.


F.A.S.T. Feature Banner




"F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke. When you can spot the signs, you'll know that you need to call 9-1-1 for help right away. F.A.S.T. is:

F.A.S.T. Letter FFace Drooping – Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven?
F.A.S.T. Letter AArm Weakness – Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
F.A.S.T. Letter SSpeech Difficulty – Is speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "The sky is blue." Is the sentence repeated correctly?
F.A.S.T. Letter TTime to call 9-1-1 – If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get the person to the hospital immediately. Check the time so you'll know when the first symptoms appeared."
Learn more stroke signs and symptoms >>>>


stroke numbness            stroke confusion            stroke vision           stroke dizziness                stroke headache


"Beyond F.A.S.T. – Other Symptoms You Should Know
  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the leg
  • Sudden confusion or trouble 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
If someone shows any of these symptoms, immediately call 9-1-1 or emergency medical services."


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