Stroke Symptoms: BE FAST (Every Day Health 2022)
What are the signs that someone is having a stroke? And what can be done?
The signs of a stroke are a sudden onset of any of these neurological symptoms (BE FAST).
- Balance problems
- Eyes (vision loss)
- Facial droop
- Arm weakness
- Speaking (slurred speech, unable to retrieve words)
- Terrible headache, sudden onset of head pain — Time to call 911 immediately!
What You Can Do to Reduce Your Risk of Stroke
Dr. Cierny also talks about what you can do to minimize your stroke risk, including:
- Exercise and diet (important at any age)
- Control high blood pressure
- Control high cholesterol
- Control high sugar
- Quit smoking
Stroke Care at the Froedtert & MCW Health Network
We treat the most complex stroke cases — working in multidisciplinary teams on research and participate in clinical trials to advance current knowledge.
Currently, there are two effective stroke treatments — clot-busting medication and clot retrieval. Both give you the chance to achieve the best outcome after suffering a stroke.