Use FAST to identify a low risk of stroke regardless of age.

A stroke or brain attack occurs when the blood flow to any part of our brain suddenly stops. This causes our brain cells to not function properly and disrupts their ability to control our body parts. If a stroke is not detected in time and treatment is delayed, it can cause very serious problems, such as loss of function of a part of the body or even death. Therefore, a simple method called ‘FAST’ has been suggested to recognize the symptoms of stroke so that help can be sought immediately. Let’s know what is ‘fast’?

The ‘FAST’ formula is a simple and effective way to quickly identify stroke symptoms. In it, ‘F’ represents facial asymmetry, ‘A’ represents weakness in the arms, ‘S’ represents difficulty in speaking, and ‘T’ represents the importance of time. When these symptoms appear, it is important to contact a doctor immediately. Timely treatment can not only prevent the serious consequences of stroke but also save the life of a person of any age.

F (face)
Look at the difference in the face. Is one side of the face drooping? When you look at the face and notice that one side is abnormally bent downward, this may be a sign of paralysis. It shows weakness in the facial muscles, which often occurs during a stroke. In such a situation, medical help should be sought immediately.

A (Arms)
Be careful when you try to lift both hands and find that one hand feels weaker or heavier than the other. This abnormality in the arms is a common symptom of stroke that indicates muscle weakness or paralysis. In such a case, contact a doctor immediately.

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