Stroke is the 4th leading cause of death in India and 80% of it is preventable.

“I am not kidding when I say this: Stroke can be prevented by controlling the risk factors and getting emergency help and this makes the ability to recognise a stroke extremely crucial. So, remember the pneumonic “BE-FAST” because it helps spot the signs:” Dr. Kunal Bahrani

Balance Problems:
If they’re suddenly wobbly or off balance.

Eye symptoms:
Sudden issues with seeing with one or both eyes.

Face Drooping:
Check if one side of the face is drooping or feels weird when they smile.

Arm Weakness:
See if one arm is weak or numb. Ask them to raise both arms: does one drift down?

Speech Difficulty:
Listen for slurred or weird speech when they try to repeat a simple sentence.

Time to visit a stroke-ready hospital:
If you notice any of these, don’t wait; call the emergency right away. Time is a big deal in strokes.

“By taking these steps, you can save a life.
Don’t hold back to save someone’s family or loved ones.”
Dr. Kunal Bahrani

For any emergencies or suggestions, please contact:
Dr Kunal Bahrani –  MBBS, MD, DM (AIIMS), MRCP Neuro, FEBN, FRCP (Glasgow) Director & HOD, Neurology, Fortis Escorts Hospital, Faridabad
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