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