Stroke Warning Signs

strokeThe onset of many a stroke can be detected early  with the signs as shown in the pictogram here. These are sudden and unexplained onset of any/some of the following:

– Trouble Speaking

– Sudden, severe headache

– Dizziness

– Vision problems

– Face drooping

– Weakness in a limb


You can also use the FAST test to more clearly establish what is happening.

If a stroke is suspected after observing such stroke warning signs, the affected needs to get to a qualified medical facility fast. In many areas, you can call 108 for the same.

108 is a free telephone number for emergency services in India, currently operational in 17 States ( Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Odisha, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh) and two Union Territories (Dadra & Nagar Haveli and Daman & Diu.) The 108 Emergency Response Service is a free emergency service providing integrated medical, police and fire emergency services. The service is a public-private partnership between state governments and private EMS providers. This (108) system was introduced by Anbumani Ramadoss former health minister of India. 108 is also functional in Punjab and Bihar . Till November 2014 this service handled 5.4 lakh emergency cases in India.