Warning Signs of Stroke

Warning Signs of Stroke

Post on 10/07/16

How do I know that I might be having a stroke?

It is important to be able to recognise the signs of stroke. The F.A.S.T. test is an easy way to recognise and remember the most common signs of stroke.

F.A.S.T. stands for:

Facial weakness – Can the person smile? Is his/her eye or mouth drooping? Does one side of the face droop?

Arm weakness – Can the person raise both arms? Does one arm drift downwards?

Speech difficulty – Can the person speak clearly and understand what you say? Does the speech sound slurred or strange?

Time to act fast – Call 995 immediately and go to a hospital.

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Other symptoms include difficulty in swallowing, dizziness, severe headache (“worst headache ever had”), confusion, numbness.

Time is a critical factor when you have a stroke.
The sooner you get treatment at a hospital, the better the likely outcome.

Watch this video to see what these symptoms could look like in real-life:

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