Do you know the signs of having a stroke and when you should call for help?
- Bikram raiLv 66 months agoFavorite Answer
yes it is called FAST
F- Face numbness or face turning to side
A- Arm not moving or numbness
S= Speech affected
If you have any of the above and feel different then call the emergency
- kimLv 76 months ago
Stay hydrated that means drink water so that you will be successful with ER meds for stroke. Otherwise meds will not help and may be detormental . Also drink 1/4 cup OJ daily and your chance of stroke goes down.
- robert2020Lv 66 months ago
Generally it's a half body expierence. That is only on one side.
Or loss of speach. Speach being located on one side of brain.Source(s): Yeah, that FAST thing is a good answer
- Anonymous6 months ago
I don’t really know
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- JohnLv 46 months ago
Rarely is help needed for strokes except during extreme paralyisis.
Kinda like needing help for a heart attack when your heart has completely stops.
Strokes heart attacks and other what's sold as 'dehabilitating'
Are overrated for emergencies.
Chances are you'll have many minor strikes and heart attacks throughout your life but when you pass on it'll be from 'old age' unless you have useable body parts the system can sell.
- AlfredLv 76 months ago
sudden slurred speech.
sudden uneven face
sudden or gradually limb weakness - arm or leg... or sudden numbness.
and exactly as with acute coronary events ( heart attacks or unstable angina) , for acute cerebrovascular events ( stroke) ,'' time is brain'' = the faster one gets to the Emergency Room - the better the prognosis for salvaging one's brain
- k wLv 76 months ago
I had one, so yes I do.......
- Anonymous6 months ago
having a stroke means the side opposite of the side of the brain thats affected Will begin to be numb or BE totally dead depending on how Bad The Blockage is .... WHen A Paramedic arrives and suspects a stroke (Droopy side of the face drooling even ) in ability to speak clearly ( they might ask a family member if the is Normal... after all YOU live with opr Know them we dont we see thousands of people of all sorts They will ask the person to grab both index fingers with they're hands and squeeze ( if one side IS seriously weaker ) thats the best indicator ubtil a CT scan can be done to see the blockage
- SnoopyLv 56 months ago
Yes. Arm discomfort that extends to the shoulder and chest, neck and eventually head. Usually the right arm, and yes as soon as you get the arm discomfort pick up the aspirin 75 mg you have at home, take a couple of them while you are on hold for the ambulance.
If you are on prescription for nitroglycerin then that's better of course.
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- L. E. GantLv 76 months ago