Signs and symptoms of stroke
The FAST test can help you to recognise some of the most common symptoms of stroke:
F is for Facial weakness
Can the person smile? Has their face fallen on one side?
A is for Arm weakness
Can the person raise both arms and keep them there?
S is for Speech difficulties
Can the person speak clearly and understand what you say? Is their speech slurred?
T is for Time to call 999
If a person fails any one of these tests, get help immediately by dialling 999.
A stroke is a medical emergency.
If you, or someone else, show any signs of having a stroke you need to seek immediate medical attention.