How to identify the warning signs of a stroke
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.