#14 How to identify if someone is having a stroke
Keep the acronym, F.A.S.T. in mind.
First, check for facial drooping by looking for any irregularities and asking them to smile. If it’s crooked, that could be one of the first signs.
Next, is there arm weakness or the inability to fully raise one’s arms?
Speech difficulties: If they suddenly start speaking incoherently, that’s a red flag.
Lastly, is time. If any of the abovementioned symptoms are manifesting, time is of the essence. Call emergency services or bring them to the hospital immediately.
Also, remember to be as FAST a possible.