About 795,000 strokes occur in the US every year. You can help save a life by recognizing the symptoms. Use these techniques to help you decide if someone is having a stroke or not :
Ask the person to smile and notice if one side of the face droops
Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?
Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence. Is the speech slurred or sound strange?
If any of these signs are apparent call 9-1-1
Any non-life threatening Loveland Urgent Care emergencies can be seen at your local physicians office. But any sign of a stroke or heart attack call 9-1-1.