A guide to spotting stroke symptoms

Neurologists with UNM’s Department of Neurology are rolling away an acronym that may help you to acknowledge symptoms of a stroke.

It really is all a part of National Stroke Awareness Month and neurologists say it can be the important thing to saving life and preventing disability.

Stroke could be the quantity one cause of disability in the country.

BE FAST is a help guide to spot symptoms that could indicate whether someone is having a stroke:

Balance – Has the individual suffered a rapid loss of balance or coordination?

Eyes – Is here sudden blurred or dual vision or sudden, persistent eyesight trouble?

Face – When the person smiles can there be drooping on a single or both edges of the face?

Arms – When the person raises both arms does one part drift downward? Can there be weakness or numbness on a single part?

Speech – could this be the person’s speech slurred or garbled? Can he/she duplicate simple expressions?

Time – Call 911 right away if you spot a number of of these signs.


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