When a Brain Stroke is Involved Act F.A.S.T

Brain Strokes have become one of the highest killers in the United States and the number one cause of disability in older or unhealthy people. But if a Stroke is caught early enough it is imperative to act fast and recognize the symptoms right away. There is a high probability that when a stroke happens and if it is cared for early there is a very good chance that the symptoms can be reversed or corrected. The longer a stroke lasts the higher percentage that the effects will be more permanent. In a lot of cases people having strokes do not know they are having a stroke during that time, it is your responsibility to recognize the symptoms immediately.

This pamphlet image was taken from Gene Tech which is one of the leaders in Bio-Technology and medical research and they say act F.A.S.T! Here are their tips of recognizing a stroke when it happens to anyone.

Face – Does on side of the face droop? Ask the person to smile, if only one side of the smile lifts then there already may be a problem.

Arms – Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward.

Speech – Is speech slurred? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Is the sentence repeated correctly?

Time – If the person shows any of these symptom, CALL 911 or get to the hospital immediately!

Strokes are serious and affect the brain quickly, according to most doctors if one stroke occurs there is usually an aftermath of a bunch of smaller strokes right after so getting immediate medical attention to monitor the body is extremely important. And some people have have a bunch of small tremor strokes without even knowing it is happening, hopefully they have someone to inform them of any problems they might be having during those times. Even if you are not sure if a person is having a stroke or not it always better to be safe then sorry so make sure you get immediate medical attention.

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