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Signs of a Stroke
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke notes these major signs of stroke:
Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arms or legs
Sudden confusion or trouble speaking or understanding others
Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, or loss of balance or coordination
Sudden severe headache with no known cause
If you think someone is having a stroke, you should call 911 immediately.
Here's a simple test recommended by the CDC: Ask three simple questions
S *Ask the individual to SMILE.
T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e. It is sunny out today.)
R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.