Do you know the signs of a stroke? Many don’t. Adventist Health Lodi Memorial is seeking to inform the public about the signs and symptoms with an upcoming talk.
The talk, a “lunch and learn” event, will talk about strokes and the signs and symptoms of the affliction.
Lodi Memorial will host the talk, given by Mohammad Kazmi, MD, a specialist in neurology, practicing at Tokay Specialty Care in Lodi. It will be held Friday, Oct. 27, from 12:30-2 p.m., at Lodi Memorial Hospital, 975 S. Fairmont Ave., in Lodi, in the boardroom.
The American Stroke Association has created the acronym FAST to help people detect when someone is suffering from a stroke. It stands for:
Face drooping – Does one side of the person’s face droop or is it numb? If you ask him or her to smile, is one side lopsided?
Arm weakness – Is one arm weak or numb? If you ask the person to raise both arms, check to see if one drifts downward.
Speech difficulty – Is the person’s speech slurred or difficult to understand?
Time to call 9-1-1 – If the person exhibits these symptoms, or if you’re unsure, call 9-1-1 right away.
Those interested in attending should confirm with AHLM’s Stroke Coordinator Amanda deNu at (209) 333-5105 or email her at [email protected]