#StrokeMonth: How to “BE FAST”-er About Recognizing Warning Signs of Stroke

Sources: Brain Injury Association of America (BIAUSA.org), BlackDoctor.org

“911 wasn’t called until an hour after Karl Cochran was stricken that horrific night. Despite his repeated expressions of what he was experiencing — sudden severe headache, loss of vision in one eye, one arm feeling very heavy — we just didn’t know.
— Ger Fasano

Did you know that someone in the U.S. has a stroke every 40 seconds? Anyone can have a stroke, and everyone should be prepared. It’s a matter of knowing what to do, taking action, and spreading the word. In honor of Stroke Month this May, share this infographic with your community to help people recognize the signs of stroke.

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Also be on the lookout for:
– Sudden weakness or numbness in the face or leg on one side of the body
– Abrupt loss of strength, coordination, or sensation
– Loss of balance accompanied by vomiting, nausea, fever, hiccups, or trouble with swallowing
– Unexplained dizziness or sudden falls

For more information, you can contact the National Brain Injury Information Center at 1-800-444-6443 or email info @ biausa . org.

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