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Helpful information about what to do if you think someone is having a stroke

 If you think someone is having a stroke get help quickly 

 A stroke is a serious illness that stops your brain working properly. 

You need to get help quickly if you spot any one of the signs of a stroke. The letters F.A.S.T. help you remember what to look out for: 

F for Face

Has their face fallen on one side? Can they smile?

A for Arms

Can they lift both their arms and keep them there? 

S for Speech 

Has their speech changed?Is it slurred? 

T for Time to call 999

If you see one or more of these signs, call 999 for an ambulance straight away. You should do this even if you are not sure. 

You can find out more on our website at nhs.uk/actfast 

You can view an easy read guide with more information about strokes here: suffolkordinarylives.co.uk/information/if-you-think-someone-is-having-a-stroke-get-help-quickly-easy-read/

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