F.A.S.T: The 4 Not-So-Sexy Signs of Stroke

Stroke can happen to anyone! Your friend, family and those around you. Your knowledge about stroke can be the difference between recovery and disability of those you care about. The acronym F.A.S.T. is a quick way to recognize the signs of stroke. #stroke #worldstrokeday #health #fitness #workout #healthy

This post was sponsored by American Stroke Association in conjunction with Blog Meets Brand. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

Stroke can happen to anyone! Your friend, family and those around you. Your knowledge about stroke can be the difference between recovery and disability of those you care about. The acronym F.A.S.T. is a quick way to recognize the signs of stroke. #stroke #worldstrokeday #health #fitness #workout #healthyWith so many things happening in the world and around us, it is easy to get sucked into the void. We care about our loved ones and would do anything to protect them.

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Stroke can happen to anyone! Your friend, family and those around you. Your knowledge about stroke can be the difference between recovery and disability of those you care about. The acronym F.A.S.T. is a quick way to recognize the signs of stroke. #stroke #worldstrokeday #health #fitness #workout #healthyOne thing we often overlook is our health! We tell ourselves, “just a little more” the 10th time in a row. We fail to realize that our health is just as important.

Stroke can happen to anyone! Your friend, family and those around you. Your knowledge about stroke can be the difference between recovery and disability of those you care about. The acronym F.A.S.T. is a quick way to recognize the signs of stroke. #stroke #worldstrokeday #health #fitness #workout #healthyDid you know that someone has a stroke every 2 seconds? It is one of the leading cause of serious disability and it can happen to anyone at any age. With World Stroke Day coming on 10/29, I employ you to take a moment learn about the signs of stroke.

Stroke can happen to anyone! Your friend, family and those around you. Your knowledge about stroke can be the difference between recovery and disability of those you care about. The acronym F.A.S.T. is a quick way to recognize the signs of stroke. #stroke #worldstrokeday #health #fitness #workout #healthyI am fortunate to not have any family member who has suffered from stroke. But as a healthcare professional, I’ve met one too many people who have not been so fortunate.

Stroke can happen to anyone! Your friend, family and those around you. Your knowledge about stroke can be the difference between recovery and disability of those you care about. The acronym F.A.S.T. is a quick way to recognize the signs of stroke. #stroke #worldstrokeday #health #fitness #workout #healthyYour knowledge about stroke can be the difference between recovery and disability of those you care about. The acronym F.A.S.T. is a quick way to recognize the signs of stroke.

Stroke can happen to anyone! Your friend, family and those around you. Your knowledge about stroke can be the difference between recovery and disability of those you care about. The acronym F.A.S.T. is a quick way to recognize the signs of stroke. #stroke #worldstrokeday #health #fitness #workout #healthy

F.A.S.T. stands for:

  • Face Drooping – Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person’s smile uneven?
  • Arm Weakness – Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
  • Speech Difficulty – Is speech slurred? Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence, like “The sky is blue.”
  • Time to Call 9-1-1 – If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 to help get the person to the hospital immediately.

Stroke can happen to anyone! Your friend, family and those around you. Your knowledge about stroke can be the difference between recovery and disability of those you care about. The acronym F.A.S.T. is a quick way to recognize the signs of stroke. #stroke #worldstrokeday #health #fitness #workout #healthyThe American Stroke Association is a great resource for everything you need to know including prevention and treatment. Need help remembering? Watch this engaging parody song. The song is a parody of the well-known Y.M.C.A song from the 70’s. Once you recognize the signs, call 911 immediately.

Stroke is largely preventable so the sooner treatment occurs, the more likely a person is to recover. Now that you are aware of the signs of stroke and what to do in the event it happens, take a second to share this video with your family. Together, we can end stroke.Stroke can happen to anyone! Your friend, family and those around you. Your knowledge about stroke can be the difference between recovery and disability of those you care about. The acronym F.A.S.T. is a quick way to recognize the signs of stroke. #stroke #worldstrokeday #health #fitness #workout #healthy

Knowledge is power!

 

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Posh Pomi
    October 16, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    I think that’s so awesome that you are talking about this issue. Health is so important and something many people take for granted. Love these fashion shots by the way!

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      Louisa
      October 17, 2017 at 9:19 pm

      Yes, it is important to take care of our health and bring awareness about health concerns. Thanks for stopping by Pomi.

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    Lovely
    October 15, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    GREAt tips!!

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    Sharon
    October 11, 2017 at 10:17 am

    Hi Louisa, thank you so much for this read. I was actually just reading up on the symptoms of a stroke last week. This is such a great reminder, and we tend to forget to keep our health in check. Loving that workout look too!

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      Louisa
      October 11, 2017 at 11:26 am

      So true Sharon! Thank you 🙂

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    Robin
    October 11, 2017 at 9:36 am

    Good to know! And easy to remember! Thank you for sharing. xo

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      Louisa
      October 13, 2017 at 2:29 pm

      Absolutely Robin. F.A.S.T is very easy to remember.

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    Sara Cerda
    October 11, 2017 at 9:18 am

    As a Medical Assitant I remember learning this but a refresher with great fashion images is always nice. Thanks for the reminder and I pray we all never need to utilize it but better to have it and not need it then need it and not have it. Great job! Thank You!

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      Louisa
      October 11, 2017 at 11:28 am

      So true Sara! I learned about F.A.S.T. too in pharmacy school. I hope we never have to use it but good to have it handy.

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    Airry
    October 11, 2017 at 7:10 am

    This aware is very very important. Well done LPV. You look awesome in your sport gear.

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      Louisa
      October 13, 2017 at 2:30 pm

      It is important to learn about the signs of stroke as it can save a life. Thanks for the lovely compliment Airry 😘

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