On this week’s Health and Wellness feature, Stroke comes under sharp focus. Stroke can happen to anyone at any age and any time. Identifying the warning signs of a stroke can help save a life.
Dr Darren Green, Multimedia Health Expert, talks about ways to identify stroke and what to do if you found yourself in a fix.
According to Dr Green lack of awareness about how to identify symptoms of stroke might end up killing someone who could’ve been saved by getting them to the emergency room quickly.
Dr Green spoke about FAST which stands for:
F= FACE: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
A= ARMS: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S= SPEECH: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange?
T= TIME: If you observe any of these signs, act quickly and get medical attention.
Listen to the full conversation on The Pippa Hudson Show: