Do you know the signs of a stroke?

B.E. F.A.S.T

B – Balance

E – Eyes

Sudden changes in your balance or vision are warning signs of a stroke. Watch the 30 second video to see what you could experience when these symptoms occur.

F – Facial Droop

The “smile test” is used to check for one-sided facial weakness. Look in the mirror and if you are unable to smile or your smile looks crooked or lopsided, call 9-1-1 as this is a sign of a stroke.

 

A – Arm Weakness

Sudden onset of weakness or numbness on one side of the body is a indicitive of a stroke. Watch Heidi’s story to hear how she spotted her grandfather’s stroke.

S – Slurred Speech

Slurred speech, difficulty repeating simple phrases or understanding words could mean a stroke. As a test try saying the sentence “Don’t cry over spilled milk”.

T – Time to call 9-1-1

Time is brain. In 10 minutes a person will lose 19 million brain cells and accelerate their accelerate aging 7.8 months. Do not wait to get help.

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