Stroke symptoms typically happen suddenly but could happen over several hours. At first you might have some mild weakness. Eventually, you might not be able to move the arm and leg on one side of your body.
Watch this lady's story about what she experienced when she was having a stroke.
So just what are stroke symptoms?
When brain cells are deprived of oxygen, they cease to carry out their usual tasks. The symptoms that follow a stroke depend on the location of the brain that has been affected and also the amount of brain tissue that has been harmed.
What you should do in the event you suspect you or another person is having a stroke.
Call 9-1-1 instantly and tell them that you think that you (or the other person) is having a stroke.
THEN NOTE THE TIME!
Because there is a clot dissolving medication available -that if given inside three hours of the initial stroke symptoms- has been found to likely decrease long-term disability for the most prevalent type of stroke.
Just about every minute counts for stroke patients and acting quickly can allow the stroke victim to get proper medical attention within that critical 3 hour window of the first appearance of symptom.
Did you know that if the person with stroke symptoms arrives at the hospital after 3 hours they may not be eligible for this medication? Because it will be too late to be of any benefit.
Just let this lady who had symptoms of a stroke
Please Realize That:
Please remember that
A stroke really is a serious medical emergency!
While you are waiting for the ambulance:
Watch the person closely and...
For your own sake and the sake of others at least learn this simple acrostic developed by the National Stroke Association for quickly recognizing stroke symptoms:
F-FACE: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
A-ARMS: Ask the person to raise boyh arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S-SPEECH: Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Is their speech slurred or strange?
T-TIME: Should you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.The above video was produced in Britain
Please share what you felt or saw with the rest of us! Thanks.
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