Recognising a stroke
Life Magazines May 2022
Dr Angela Rai, Private GP at The London General Practice discusses what to look out for if you are having a stroke.
Recognising the signs of stroke varies from person to person however most symptoms fall into the F.A.S.T. category:
Face – their face may have dropped on one side. Check if the person can smile and see if their eye or mouth has drooped on one side.
Arms – There may be arm weakness on one side. Check if the person can raise both arms.
Speech – their speech may be affected and become slurred. Check if the person can speak
clearly and understand you.
Time – it is time to call 999 immediately if you see any of these signs.
The main thing to remember is that a stroke is a serious life threatening condition, if you suspect someone is having a stroke, you must call 999 immediately and ask for an ambulance.
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