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Stroke! The Signs YOU Need to Know!

Updated on May 19, 2012
No one wants to suffer a stroke, but if you do, time is of the essence when it comes to treatment!
No one wants to suffer a stroke, but if you do, time is of the essence when it comes to treatment!

Stroke Signs: It's Easy To Know If Someone Has Suffered a Stroke!

There are some easy signs that you must know that signal if someone has had a stroke.

The National Stroke Association calls it ACT F.A.S.T. Here's what they say:

F (face) = Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?

A (arms) = Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

S (speech) = Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Are the words slurred? Can he/she repeat the sentence correctly?

T* (time) = If the person shows any of these symptoms, time is important. Call 911 or get to the hospital fast. Brain cells are dying.

* Experts agree that if a person who suffers a stroke can get treatment within three hours, that the effect of the stroke can be totally reversed!

The tongue can be an indicator of stroke.
The tongue can be an indicator of stroke.

Another Important Stroke Signal...

There's another important stroke sign that's just come to light and it's the tongue!

Besides ACT F.A.S.T., if you think a person has suffered a stroke, ask him/her to stick out their tongue.

If the tongue is crooked, in other words, if it goes to one side or the other, it could be an indication of a stroke!

Act FAST! CALL 911!


Call 911 ASAP if you think someone has suffered a stroke! Don't waste precious time!
Call 911 ASAP if you think someone has suffered a stroke! Don't waste precious time!

Madam Aphrodite™ Speaks!

When it comes to stroke, time is of the essence! Call 911! The person must get treatment ASAP. Don't wait...

If you think a person has had a stroke, ACT F.A.S.T. Remember what the letters stand for and take him/her through the drill--and don't forget the tongue!

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      Audrey Hunt 

      7 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      Very good warnings for signs of strokes. An awareness that everone should learn. I like the information and will be sure to use it if the opportunity comes along.

      Excellent and well written. Thanks so much. Rated up and awesome!

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