Weekly Health Tips
Learn Stroke Warning Signs Fast
Use the term FAST to help identify the most common symptoms of a stroke. F-Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of their face droop, or is their smile uneven? A-Arms: Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one drift downward? S-Speech: Ask them to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred? T-Time: Every minute counts. Call 911 immediately if the person shows any of these signs. The sooner they get treatment, the less chance of serious damage to the brain. Also, note the time when symptoms first appeared.