Cerebral Vascular Accident (Stroke): How to Recognize and Help in 4 steps (1 min read)

The incidence of Cerebral Vascular Accident tends to increase, over time, due to numerous factors: from bad eating habits to genetic predisposition (heredity).

Due to the substantive increase, it’s becoming more important to enable all citizens, even non-health professionals, to detect those signs.

1. SMILE

Ask the person to smile. If the smile and/or mouth “bends” to one side, we may be facing a stroke.

2. HUG

Ask the person to raise an arm. If he/she has difficulty lifting one of them or, if after lifting both, one of them drops, we may be facing a stroke.

3. MESSAGE

Ask the person to play a basic content phrase, for example: “I am Philip.” If the person does not understand the message or cannot repeat it, we may have a stroke.

4. CALL HELP.

Ask the person to smile again. Check the difference better it and the first one. This evaluation will help you understanding if you’re facing a stroke or not. If it’s not normalized, immediately call the emergency medical number of your location and request a distress ambulance.

WE HOPE THIS HAS BEEN USEFUL, SO NOW YOU CAN IDENTIFY THOSE CASES!

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