With the hectic lifestyle we lead today, with the erratic eating habits that we all keep and with the high levels of stress that we encounter, irrespective of age, people are becoming more prone to strokes. It is important that you learn to identify the signs of a stroke, so that necessary and timely action can be taken to avoid any complications in the future.

Below mentioned are the signs and symptoms that you should pay attention to. Be sure to call for medical assistance, when you or someone close to you complains of these symptoms.


F: FACE DROOPING: In case someone experience one side of the face to droop or feels some kind of numbness, the person should be asked to smile, if the smile is uneven, then it is important that you seek medical attention.

A: ARM WEAKNESS: Is there weakness or numbness in the arm, ask the person to raise both arms, if one arm tends to drift downwards, it could be a sign of a stroke.

S: SPEECH DIFFICULTY: There would be a certain slur in how the person talks, request the person to repeat a simply sentence after you, for example, the sun is yellow, if it is repeatedly incoherently, you may have to seek immediate medical attention.

T: Time to Call Medical Emergency Support: Even if the symptoms disappear after a while, it is important that you call Emergency Medical support or rush to the Emergency Room, to treat the problem from becoming worse.

Speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist to learn what foods can help you keep your heart and mind healthy so as to avoid strokes. You could also get in touch with a Homeopath who can offer you some great natural and herbal remedies to stay in the best of health.