|May is stroke awareness month. Picture from Pintrest.|
If you even think someone might be having a stroke, remember the acronym FAST (face, arms, speech, time) and quickly call 911. If they remain conscious (many do, I didn't with most of mine) they will likely try to object. Denial is typical of stroke! But remember, time lost (every second counts) in obtaining treatment amounts to further brain cell loss and severity of stroke. So please, act FAST in getting help! It would be far better if you call for help and all turns out to be OK after all, then if you don't seek to get help when your friend actually needs it. Even possible stroke symptoms are always considered a medical emergency.
|Picture from Pintrest and http://lancastria.net/blog/stroke-information.html|
Know someone who is already coping with the after-effects of a stroke? Don't forget to check these stroke resources that might prove helpful to you both."Act FAST for stroke this May. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the U.S., but less than one third of people in the U.S. can recognize more than one stroke warning sign. Do you know the signs?“Experience” the signs of a stroke this May by signing up for the National Stroke Awareness Month texting campaign. Randomly over the span of one day, you will receive pieces of a life-saving puzzle that will help you learn some of the warning signs of a stroke.