Is one side of the face drooping or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person’s smile uneven?
Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Is speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand?
Time to get help
If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, get the person to the hospital immediately. Check the time so you›ll know when the first symptoms appeared.
Other important signs of a stroke include sudden:
NUMBNESS, especially on one side of the body
CONFUSION, trouble speaking or understanding speech
TROUBLE SEEING in one or both eyes
TROUBLE WALKING, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
SEVERE HEADACHE with no known cause