May is Stroke Awareness Month

30 Apr 2018 3:56 PM | Beth Doria (Administrator)

Stroke signs and symptoms can affect different parts of the body. You may not know how to recognize signs and symptoms of a stroke if you or someone else had any.  Most signs and symptoms of stroke are unsettling enough that they would be hard to ignore. Whether you are at work, at a family or social gathering, or even in a public setting, you could save someone's life if you recognize the signs and symptoms of stroke.

You can use the letters in "FAST" to spot stroke signs:


ANYONE CAN HAVE a stroke. EVERYONE SHOULD BE READY.

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Sometimes other symptoms appear, separately, in combination or with F.A.S.T. signs.


1.  Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech.

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2.  Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg. Especially on one side of the body.

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3. Sudden trouble seeing in one or Both eyes.

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4.  Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.

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5.  Sudden severe headache with no known cause.


If someone shows any of these symptoms, call 9-1-1 or emergency medical services immediately.


For more information, go to www.strokeassociation.org.


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