Act FAST if you suspect a stroke
Stroke victims are becoming younger according to the latest Public Health England report, http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42871861
“Everyone needs to be aware of the signs of a stroke”, these are the words of Professor Julia Verne, director of Public Health England, on learning that strokes are affecting younger people.
Between 2007 and 2016 the number of first-time strokes suffered by 40 to 69-year-olds rose from 33% to 38%
She continued, “Calling 999 as soon as you see even one of the symptoms develop – in the face, arms and speech – is essential. Speedy treatment will help prevent deaths and disability.”
Knowing the signs
The importance of knowing the signs and what to look for is crucial.
Although there is little in the way of first aid to be done, apart from making sure the person is safe and comfortable.
The most important advice is to call 999/112 immediately you notice the symptoms.