|Stroke – Act FAST
Call 999 when you notice any single one of the signs of stroke.
The key signs of a stroke are:
- Face – the face may have dropped on one side, the person may not be able to smile or their mouth or eye may have drooped.
- Arms – the person with suspected stroke may not be able to lift both arms and keep them there because of arm weakness or numbness in one arm.
- Speech – their speech may be slurred or garbled, or the person may not be able to talk at all despite appearing to be awake.
Time – Dial 999
Acting FAST as soon as you see any single sign of a stroke not only save lives but potentially limit any long-term effects
Some other signs that may occasionally be due to a stroke or mini stroke include:
- Sudden loss of vision or blurred vision in one or both eyes
- Sudden weakness or numbness on one side of your body (including in your leg)
- Sudden memory loss or confusion
- Sudden dizziness, unsteadiness or a sudden fall, especially with any of the other signs
Watch the Act FAST video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vc9OF64H4sE&feature=youtu.be
For more information visit: https://www.nhs.uk/actfast