Spot a stroke-save a life

September 18, 2017

Special thanks to the American Stroke Association for sending an information card in the mail that I am referencing here to help spread the word about stroke awareness.  Time is critical when dealing with someone who could be having a stroke.  Try to memorize these warning signs.  If you notice them, call 911 immediately to request medical attention. 

 

Signs of a stroke:

-Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg

-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

 

Notice the one word that is in all the signs.  Yup it is sudden.  Awareness and quick action are the keys to treating a stroke and giving the victim (maybe a loved one or friend) a chance to get through this without long-term disability. 

 

Please, if you can, support the American Heart and American Stroke Associations.

 

 

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