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How to Tell If Someone Is Having a Stroke

F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the signs of stroke. If any one of these is affected, call 911 for help:

F - Face Drooping
A - Arm Weakness
S - Speech Difficulty
T - Time to Call 9-1-1

Risk factors for stroke include age, gender, race and family history of stroke. However, there are some risk factors that are treatable.

For more information about stroke risk factors or how to identify the signs of a stroke, please visit any of the following websites:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

American Stroke Association

National Stroke Association

Is Someone Having a Stroke?

Treatable Risk Factors

  • High Blood Pressure or Hypertension
  • Cigarette Smoking
  • Heart Disease
  • Previous Strokes
  • Diabetes
  • Cholesterol Imbalance
  • Physical Inactivity and Obesity