Neurologists say that if you quickly identify a stroke, the negative effects can be considerably reduced, even completely removed if the patient is taken to a hospital not later than 3 hours after the stroke. Sometimes the symptoms are hard to identify. However, doctors say that a random passerby can discern whether someone is having seizure by asking 3 simple questions:
- Ask the person to smile
- Ask whether the person can lift both hands vertically in the air
- Ask the person to utter a simple sentence (example: Today the weather is sunny)
If he / she is having difficulty carrying out these 3 tasks, then you must call an ambulance and explain the symptoms to the dispatcher.