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SPOT A StrokeDid you know that stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and the leading preventable case of disability in the US? Each year, about 800,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke. Furthermore, someone in the world has a stroke every 2 seconds.
How to spot a stroke F.A.S.T. (the warning signs):F - Face Drooping - Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile.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? Are they unable to speak, or are they 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 the person shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get them to the hospital immediately. www.StrokeAssociation.org/warningsigns
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11/4/2015 02:22:52 pm
I don't personally know anyone that has had a stroke. I have seen the damage that's caused afterwards. It's pretty frightening.
11/4/2015 02:23:15 pm
My friend had a stroke one time and she told me what to look for when someone has had a stroke so now I will know what to look for.
11/4/2015 02:44:48 pm
My mother had a stroke in 2002 that essentially took her away from us even though she didn't pass away until 2010. She was never able to speak or do things for herself after that.
11/4/2015 04:23:16 pm
My grandfather had a stroke near the end of his life. I try to remind myself of the symptoms every so often; this post definitely helped with that!
11/4/2015 07:17:22 pm
My mother in law suffered from a stroke 1 year ago this past August. She's one of the lucky ones, she hasn't lost many of her abilities. Therapy has been a life saver, literally!
11/4/2015 09:36:53 pm
slurred speech, loss of coordination, confusion, sometimes headache
11/5/2015 05:10:18 am
Yes, my mother had a stroke several years ago. The sudden confusion and inability to speak clearly was a sign for us of what was happening. When we arrived at the emergency room the Dr. asked my mom, “A lion and a tiger got into a fight. The lion beat the tiger. Who won?” My mom wasn’t able to understand the question. Always go to the emergency room when you see things like this happening.
11/5/2015 11:20:51 pm
My aunt had one. It was horrible. She has lost most her memory and can't speak well now.
11/7/2015 10:44:06 am
I had a stroke in 2007 due to a carotid artery dissection. One of the signs is have the person stick out his/her tongue to see if it goes to one side.
11/7/2015 12:35:38 pm
Yes My step grandma passed away from a stroke.
11/8/2015 05:02:35 pm
Yes, my grandma had a stroke.
11/12/2015 11:39:45 pm
My father in law had a stroke about 3 years ago. He still has some weakness on his left side but has come a long way.
11/13/2015 12:37:24 pm
My grandma had a stroke last year. It was mild...luckily, Very scary
11/15/2015 12:20:29 am
My beloved aunt suffered a series of strokes.
11/16/2015 09:57:01 am
My grandparents had strokes and several cousins/aunts. I do know the signs and hope to act quickly if needed.
11/16/2015 02:17:02 pm
My friend's dad just had one. I know slurred speech and confusion can be signs
11/16/2015 02:39:12 pm
My grandmother had a stroke when I was a young child. Recently, an online friend of mine suffered a mild stroke while on vacation with her family. She had a hard time speaking and remembering things she should have been able to recall easily. Her husband insisted she go to the hospital. It's a good thing too!
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