Not sure how to detect a Stroke? Think ‘BE-FAST’
B: balance lost
E: eyes blurry or double vision
F: facial drooping
A: arm or leg weakness
S: slurred speech or unable to speak
T: time is critical – call 911 immediately
You may experience one or more of these:
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden, severe headache with no known cause
NOTE THE TIME WHEN ANY SYMPTOMS FIRST APPEAR.
If given within three hours of the first symptom, there is an FDA-approved clot-buster medication that may reduce long-term disability for the most common type of stroke. There are also two other types of stroke treatment available that might help reduce the effects of stroke.