The signs of a stroke include:
- Sudden weakness or numbness of the face, an arm, or a leg on one side of the body
- Blurred or decreased vision
- Problems speaking
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Sudden, severe headache
- Sudden confusion
Face - Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
Arms - Ask the person to extend both arms out. Does one arm drift downwward?
Speech - Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Are the words slurred?
Time - If the person shows any of these signs, time is important. Call 9-1-1.
Care for Stroke
- Call 9-1-1
- Have the victim rest in a comfortable position
- Monitor breathing