Stroke – Acting Fast Could Save a Life

Stoke is one of the biggest killers in the UK and they are something that can often seem to strike with little or no warning. Anyone who has experienced a stroke or has known someone who has will know of the importance in quick recognition and treatment of it.

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Although a stroke is something that needs hospital treatment as quickly as possible, knowing the right way to deal with it and the signs to look out for could save the life of you or someone else. Attending emergency first aid training courses such as those offered by Tidal Training are a great way to get to know the right way to deal practically with a stroke, as well as other emergency medical conditions.

Timing is of the utmost importance when it comes to saving the life of someone having a stroke, so being aware of the signs can be a lifesaver literally. Here are a few things to look out for that can help you to spot a stroke and respond to it quickly…

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A drooping in the face, this is usually on one side of the face

A feeling of weakness or tingling in the arms or legs, or not being able to lift or move the limb

Vision changes or a loss of vison in one or both of the eyes
Feeling suddenly dizzy or having trouble with co-ordinating movements

Speech being slurred, and seeming a bit drunk