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Things to do when someone is having stroke

Things to do when someone is having stroke|

Every one of us faces medical emergency at least once in a lifetime. It is a scary experience and losing nerves is not something which can be called as weird. The major concern of the one is usually of the type that he or she may do more harm in attempting to help the victim of that emergency.

Stroke is marked by FAST i.e. Face dropping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, and this is the Time to call an emergency immediately.

There are some additional symptoms as well i.e. numbness, weakness in legs, confusion and difficulty in understanding, inability to see from one or both eyes, inability to walk, dizziness, loss of balance and a severe headache.

Here are the things to do if someone is having stroke,

Call an ambulance immediately, without waiting for the symptoms to get better. The faster the person is treated, the more of their brain can be saved. Every minute is precious! Do not waste time taking the person to the family doctor.

If the person is conscious and breathing, make them lie down on their side, with their head slightly raised.

If the person is not breathing and does not have a pulse, give them CPR right away.

Do not give them anything to eat or drink.

Loosen any tight clothing that could hamper their breathing.

Do not give the person any kind of blood pressure medication.

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