How to identify the warning signs of a stroke

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Dangerous disease: -In 2015, 6.2 million people died of a stroke, according to WHO. 

Time: - According to the ASA, if someone shows any of these symptoms, even if they disappear.

Describe the symptoms: - When calling the emergency services, report the symptoms to the phone operator.

Quick response: - When it comes to detecting strokes and getting help, the faster, the better. 

Emergency: - Time is of utmost importance and help must be urgently requested even if you are not sure whether the symptoms are of a stroke.

Arms: - Does the person feel weakness in their arms? Ask the person to raise both arms. 

What is a stroke?: - According to WHO, a stroke is the sudden death of some brain cells due to lack of oxygen.

Diagnosis: - To identify the symptoms of a stroke, the American Stroke Association (ASA) advises to make a F.A.S.T.

Face: - The first stage of F.A.S.T. is to observe if one side of the face has drooped.

Speech: - Ask the person to say a simple sentence. 

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