Cambs Librarys – Focus February Health Display – Strokes

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


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