How can you recognise the symptoms of a stroke?
Date Posted: 26.03.2012
A simple test can help you recognise if someone has had a stroke:
Face-has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile?
Arms-Can they raise both arms and keep them there?
Speech-is their speech slurred?
TIME TO CALL 999 IF YOU SEE ANY SINGLE ONE OF THESE SIGNS. When stroke strikes, act F.A.S.T .
Why is the F.A.S.T. message so important?
The average stroke destroys roughly two million brain cells every minute. So, when someone has a stroke, it is vital they get medical treatment as quickly as possible.
Until recently, many believed that stroke was a disease for which little or nothing could be done. We now know that strokes are among the most preventable and treatable of all diseases. Unfortunately, hundreds of people are dying every year and many more are left to endure an unduly severe or prolonged disability because they didn’t get to hospital quickly enough after having a stroke. The quicker a person gets to hospital after stroke, the more of their brain can be saved.
Source : www.stroke.ie