Brain Stroke Symptoms: Why can’t people identify brain stroke symptoms

A stroke patient can be saved if those around them are aware of the symptoms and they act quickly. “One should be aware of red flags of stroke which are facial drooping, arm weakness and numbness, speech difficulty, confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech, trouble seeing from one or both eyes, trouble walking and severe headache.”

Dr. Sanjay Pandey, Head, Dept of Neurology, Amrita Hospital, Faridabad further adds, “People should remember this mnemonic: BE-FAST (stands for balance loss, eyesight changes, face drooping, arm weakness, speech difficulties, and time to call an ambulance)”

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