How to identify the warning signs of a stroke

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Emergency - Time is of utmost importance and help must be urgently requested even if you are not sure.

Quick response - When it comes to detecting strokes and getting help, the faster, the better. This is because immediate treatment.

 Time - According to the ASA, if someone shows any of these symptoms, even if they disappear, call the emergency services.

What is a stroke? - According to WHO, a stroke is the sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen. 

Describe the symptoms - When calling the emergency services, report the symptoms to the phone operator.

Dangerous disease: -In 2015, 6.2 million people died of a stroke, according to WHO. 

Diagnosis - To identify the symptoms of a stroke, the American Stroke Association (ASA) advises to make a F.A.S.T. 

Arms - Does the person feel weakness in their arms? Ask the person to raise both arms. Is one of them lower than the other.

Face - The first stage of F.A.S.T. is to observe if one side of the face has drooped. Ask the person to smile. 

Speech - Ask the person to say a simple sentence. 

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