A stroke happens when the blood supply to the brain is disrupted. Strokes can be caused by burst blood vessels or bleeding in or around the brain. Blood clots block the flow of blood to the brain this is how most strokes occur.
STROKE ACT FAST
FACE – Has it fallen to one side, can they smile?
ARMS – Can they raise their arms, is one weaker?
SPEECH – Is their speech slurred, can they speak clearly, do they understand you?
TIME – Call 999 if the person has any of these signs; This is crucial to help someone reach hospital to receive quick early treatment.
Knowing the signs of a stroke could help save a life