The National Stroke Association offers this quick guide to use if you think someone is having a stroke:
Stroke symptoms include:
SUDDEN numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg; especially on one side of the body.
SUDDEN confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
SUDDEN trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
SUDDEN trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
SUDDEN severe headache with no known cause.
If you or someone you know has any of these symptoms, call 911.
Note the time the first symptom was experienced. This is important for your healthcare provider and can affect your treatment decisions.