Signs of a Stroke: Act FAST!
CALL 9-1-1 if you or someone else has any of these symptoms.
F: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
A: : Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S: : Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
T: : If you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.
Are you at risk?
- CONDITIONS: High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Sickle Cell Disease
- BEHAVIORS: Unhealthy Diet, Physical Inactivity, Obesity, Too Much Alcohol, Tobacco Use
- FAMILY HISTORY & OTHER CHARACTERISTICS: Age, Sex, Race or Ethnicity
Steps to Prevent Stroke:
- Eat a healthy diet
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Exercise regularly
- Avoid tobacco
- Limit alcohol use
- Control blood pressure
- Check cholesterol
- Manage diabetes
- Manage heart disease