Family & Relationships How to tell if someone is having a stroke

07:30  05 february  2018
07:30  05 february  2018 Source:   Prima (UK)

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What to do if someone shows signs of having a stroke . It's common for someone having a stroke to try to downplay the situation because he's embarrassed and doesn't want to cause a scene for no reason.

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More middle-aged people are suffering strokes, new figures show © Phil Boorman / Getty More middle-aged people are suffering strokes, new figures show Strokes are becoming more common among middle-aged men and women in the UK, new figures from Public Health England (PHE) show. 

Although the majority (59%) of strokes happen to people aged 70 and over, it seems that an increasing number of younger people are also experiencing them, with 38% of first-time incidents occurring in those aged between 40 and 69 years old.

The average age for men having a stroke in 2016 fell from 71 to 68 and women it fell from 75 to 73.

Professor Julia Verne, Public Health England Director, said: 'Stroke is still one of the leading causes of death in England. While it's often associated with older people, the latest research shows that people are having strokes at a younger age.

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You should then tell the dispatcher that the person is having a stroke and requires immediate medical attention. This version of How to Identify if Someone Had a Stroke was reviewed by Victor Catania, M.D. on January 20, 2016.

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'Everyone needs to be aware of the signs. 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.'

How to tell if someone is having a stroke

In response to these findings, PHE has launched it's national Act F.A.S.T stroke campaign, which aims to remind people of all aged to be aware of the symptoms of a stroke. These include…

FACE: Has their face fallen to one side? Can they smile?

ARMS: Can they raise both their arms and keep them there?

SPEECH: Is their speech slurred?

TIME: Time to call 999.

a man looking at the camera © Provided by National magazine company ltd (Hearst UK) It is estimated that one in six people in England will have a stroke in their lifetime, and the latest statistics show that 57,000 people had their first stroke in 2016.

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You should also immediately tell the 911 dispatcher, ‘I think I’m having a stroke ’ or ‘I think my loved one is.’” Time is critical if someone is having a stroke . The longer a stroke goes untreated, the more damage can be done—possibly Learn More about Strokes . How to Detect a Stroke FAST.

If you have already experienced a stroke, there is a 30% chance that you will experience another one. Tony Rudd, National Clinical Director for Stroke with NHS England and stroke physician at Guy's and St Thomas' NHS Foundation Trust, said: 'Thanks to improved NHS care, stroke survival is now at record high levels. 

'Urgent treatment for strokes is essential, so friends and family can play a key part in making sure their loved ones receive care as quickly as possible. Every minute counts and knowing when to call 999 – if you see any one of the signs of stroke – will make a significant difference to someone's recovery and rehabilitation.'

Around 1.9 million nerve cells in the brain are lost every minute that a stroke is left untreated, so acting F.A.S.T really is key to a full recovery. If untreated, a stroke can result in permanent disability or even death.

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