How to recognise a stroke

Face Drooping

Is one side of the face drooping or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person’s smile uneven?

 

Arm Weakness

Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

 

Speech Difficulty

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