How do you recognise a stroke?
Date Posted: 26.03.2012
Stroke symptoms include:
• Numbness, weakness, or paralysis on one side of the body
• Slurred speech, difficulty thinking of words or understanding other people
• Sudden blurred vision or sight loss
• Being unsteady on your feet
• Severe headache
How to Act F.A.S.T.
A simple test can help you recognise if someone has had a stroke:
Facial weakness - can the person smile? Has their mouth or eye drooped?
Arm weakness - can the person raise both arms?
Speech problems - can the person speak clearly and understand what you say?
Time to call 999 for an ambulance if you spot any one of these signs.
Source : www.stroke.ie/iopen24/what-stroke-t-483_495_496.html