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Do you know what the 3 most common signs of a stroke are?

Two-thirds of the Dutch do not recognize the three most important signs of a stroke well enough.

A bad thing, because it is very important to act quickly in the event of a stroke.

The three characteristics of a stroke

  1. A crooked mouth.
  2. Speech problems, suddenly someone can't get out his words or he or she speaks gibberish.
  3. Paralysis of one arm.

What should you do if you think someone is having a stroke?
If you suspect a stroke, call 112 immediately. Time is often lost because people first call their GP for advice. As a result, victims only reach the hospital after an average of seven hours, while prompt treatment is crucial to limit or prevent brain damage.

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