A stroke is sometimes called a brain attack and occurs when a clot blocks the blood supply to the brain, or when a blood vessel bursts in the brain.
At HealthTexas we like to stress the importance of recognizing the signs of a stroke F.A.S.T. and know when to call 911.
F is for Facial Drooping: Is one side uneven or numb?
A is for arm weakness: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
S is for speech: Is it slurred?
T is for Time: If the person shows any of these symptoms call 911 and get them to the hospital immediately. Receiving timely treatment is an important step to recovery.
At HealthTexas we want to make sure that you know your risks for stroke, and get the preventive treatment you need F.A.S.T.