If you have any of the following symptoms call 911 immediately!
- Sudden Weakness or Numbness
- One side of the face or body may suddenly become weak or numb. The face, arms, or legs are typically affected.
- Sudden Confusion or Trouble Speaking
- Difficulty speaking clearly or understanding speech.
- Sudden Vision Problems
- Sudden blurred or double vision, or loss of vision in one or both eyes.
- Sudden Severe Headache
- An abrupt, severe headache with no known cause. Often described as the worst headache of one’s life.
- Sudden Trouble Walking or Loss of Coordination
- Sudden dizziness, loss of balance, or difficulty walking.
It’s important to act fast if you think someone’s having a stroke! Recognize the symptoms by thinking F.A.S.T.
F – Face: Ask them to smile. Does either side of their face droop?
A – Arms: Ask them to raise both of their arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S – Speech: Ask them to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
T – Time: Note the exact time you noticed the symptoms. Call 911 and tell them the time you think the stroke began.
A drug called t-PA can reduce or even eliminate problems from a stroke, but it must be given within 3 hours from the start of symptoms.
For more information: https://www.choosept.com/guide/physical-therapy-guide-stroke