May is Stroke Awareness Month - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Warning Signs of a stroke:

May is Stroke Awareness Month

Warning Signs of a stroke:
F Face Drooping – Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven?
A Arm Weakness – Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S Speech Difficulty – Is speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like "The sky is blue." Is the sentence repeated correctly?
T Time to call 9-1-1 – If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get the person to the hospital immediately. Check the time so you'll know when the first symptoms appeared.

Other Signs and Symptoms:
Sudden numbness or weakness of the leg, arm or face
Sudden confusion or trouble understanding
 
Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes 
 
Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
 
Sudden severe headache with no known cause 
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