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HOW TO TELL IF SOMEONE IS HAVING A STROKE
Warning Signs
  1. Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on the one side of the body.

  2. The loss of voluntary movement and / or a loss of sensation. There may be an associated tingling sensation in the affected area.

  3. Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes. Loss of vision or visual disturbance.

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

  5. Sudden, severe headache with no known cause.

  6. Difficulty in speaking or communicating. Unable to think or understand things clearly.

3 commands, known as the Cincinnati Pre-hospital Stroke Scale (CPSS), may help to determine if a person has had a Stroke:

Ask the person to do the following:
1. Smile
The face should move symmetrically.
2. Raise both arms
Look for weakness on one side of the body.
3. Repeat a simple sentence
The sentence should be clear and coherent.

Using the FAST test involves asking these simple questions:

Face – Check their face. Has their mouth drooped?
Arms – Can they lift both arms?
Speech – Is their speech slurred? Do they understand you?
Time – Time is critical. If you see any of these signs, call an ambulance straight away.







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