How do you identify the signs of a stroke?
The most common signs of stroke are:
- Numbness. This may be felt in the face, arm, leg or possibly around the mouth. Most commonly the weakness occurs on one side of the body.
- Speech problems. Speech may be slurred, and the affected individual may be unable to speak at all.
- Confusion. You may become confused and have trouble understanding what people are saying to you.
- Vision problems. Double vision may be experienced or difficulty to see out of one eye or both eyes.
- Dizziness. Feeling dizzy and difficultly with coordination and balance may be experienced.
- Head pain. A severe headache may suddenly come and possible vomiting.
The main symptoms of stroke can be remembered with the…
- 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 – Time to call 999 for emergency help if you see any single one of these signs.