If you or a person nearby is having a stroke, it’s critical to get medical assistance right away. Immediate treatment may save life and minimize the long-term effects of a stroke. Thanks to recent advances, stroke treatments and survival rates can be improved dramatically.
Stroke is a medical emergency. Call 103 immediately.
While you are waiting for the ambulance:
- Make sure that a person is in safe and comfortable position. Lay him / her down on the side with the head slightly raised and supported.
- Do not give them anything to eat or drink.
- Loosen any constrictive clothing that could cause breathing difficulties.
- If a person shows a weakness in any limb, avoid pulling on it when moving the person.
- Talk to a person, try to calm them.
- If a person is unconscious, check their breathing. If they do not have a pulse or are not breathing, perform CPR (ask an emergency care operator for instructions).
- Notice changes in conditions. Be ready to tell the doctor about the symptoms and when they started.
It’s important to know the onset of the first symptoms of a stroke