How do you know if someone is having a stroke?
It is important to note that the initial assessment of the patient, goes a long way in helping the team of doctors figure out their course of action. Once the symptoms are recognised, there should be no delay in getting him/her to the nearest medical facility.
To ensure a stroke patient gets immediate help, it is first important to recognise the symptoms. If you are around someone who you think may be having a stroke, follow the rule of F.A.S.T
Time to get help
Look for any droopiness in facial muscles, unusual weakness in arms or legs or slurred speech. If you notice these, it is time to get urgent medical help. Some individuals also suddenly lose control over one side of their body, which can be an identifying factor.