Learning the signs of a stroke

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month. There’s been a significant rise in strokes in young adults.

A stroke occurs when there is an issue with blood flow to part of the brain.

It’s important to remember the acronym “FAST” to recognize some of the symptoms of a stroke.

F – is for face drooping.

A – is for arm weakness.

S – is for speech difficulty.  

T – is a reminder that it’s time to call 911.

It’s critical to seek immediate medical attention, as strokes can cause permanent brain damage or death if treatment is delayed.

Hear why one medical expert says strokes may be affecting more people younger than 50 by watching the video.