Signs that you or someone you know, could be having a stroke:
July 1st, 2019
Stroke symptoms vary from person to person, but usually happen very suddenly and it is important to call 999 if you feel someone is having a stroke.
• FACE: Changes in the face are quiet an obvious indication – where a smile or eye may have dropped to one side or may have become quite numb.
• SPEECH: Often, speech may become slurred or the person may not be able to talk at all.
• ARMS: Arms can often become heavy or slightly paralysed (difficult to lift or not at all).
• A severe headache with no known cause.
• Dizziness or loss of co-ordination, balance issues and problems with coordination.
• Vision problems in one or both eyes
• Numbness or weakness in the face
• Difficulty swallowing.
Even if symptoms disappear its important to get medical attention asap as you or the person could be during a stroke or a TIA – transient ischaemic attack.