Spot A Stroke F.A.S.T.
May is stroke awareness month.
An easy way to remember the signs of a stroke is to remember F.A.S.T.
FACE DROOPING: Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.
ARM WEAKNESS: Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
SPEECH DIFFICUTLY: Is speech slurred, are they unable to speak, or are they hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a sentence, like "the sky is blue." Is the sentence repeated correctly?
TIME TO CALL 9-1-1: If the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately.
DO NOT DRIVE YOURSELF to the emergency room if you suspect your are having a stroke.