A stroke may occur at a moments notice to any of us our the ones we love. Understanding the warning signs and symptoms of a stroke can mean the difference between life and death. Hi, I’m Dr. Williams, ER Physician here locally at Beaumont Emergency Hospital. Have you or one of your family members ever dealt with the effects of a stroke? Were you ready to respond and did you know what signs to look for?
One important thing to know up front is that strokes do not discriminate. They can happen at any time and to anyone no matter their sex, age, race. The important thing to remember is that when a stroke occurs, you can minimize its effects by acting F.A.S.T.
By Fast I mean the letters F A S T. Fast is an acronym that stands for Face, Arm, Speech, and Time. If you notice any of the following, face drooping, arm weakness, and speech difficulties, then it is time to get to the emergency room immediately.
By acting FAST, there is a better chance of reducing a stroke’s potential damage. A stroke does not have to mean death nor disability but a quick response is vital.