Do you know the signs of a stroke?
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.