Know the signs of a stroke, May is National Stroke Awareness Month

By on Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 in More Top Stories Northeastern Oregon News

BAKER COUNTY – May is National Stroke Awareness Month and Life Flight Network is remining citizens to know the signs of a stroke.  

When seeing or experiencing signs of a stroke, remember the F.A.S.T. Warning Signs from

F.A.S.T. Warning Signs

Use the letters in F.A.S.T to spot a Stroke

F = Face Drooping – Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person’s smile uneven?

A = Arm Weakness – Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

S = Speech Difficulty – Is speech slurred?

T = Time to call 911

Other Stroke Symptoms

Watch for Sudden:

NUMBNESS or weakness of face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body

CONFUSION, trouble speaking or understanding speech

TROUBLE SEEING in one or both eyes

TROUBLE WALKING, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination

SEVERE HEADACHE with no known cause

**Image from