It is important to be aware of the signs and symptoms of stroke. Many people are not aware of what a stroke looks like and that is the issue that we are trying it address. Detection of the signs of stroke makes for early recognition and fast action, which is key in the survival rate of stroke.

signs & symptoms


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This can happen in the arms. legs or face. This tends to only be in one side of the body.  

altered mental state and balance difficulties 

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 Confusion and/or slurred speech. Dizziness or a massive headache. 


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A person could be presented with having trouble seeing which can affect a single eye or both the eyes. 

The FAST acronym 

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There is an acronym that can be used when referring to signs of stroke. The FAST acronym stands for face, arms, speech, and time. With face referring to one side of the face drooping, arms referring to one of the arms not cooperating, speech referring to if the person has slurred or unusual speech, and time referring to the importance of being quick to recognize these signs and calling emergency services. 


  • Review family history 
  • Engaging in physical activity.
  • Maintaining a healthy diet. 
  • Keeping a healthy range of blood, pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels. 
  • Staying away from alcohol or smoking. 
  • Get regular check ups!!