Do you know the early signs of stroke?

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DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – May is Stroke Awareness Month and Dr. John Terry with Premier Health joined 2 NEWS to discuss the early signs and symptoms of stroke.

Dr. Terry says the latest handy acronym to remember that could help save your life is “B.E. F.A.S.T.”

B – Balance changes
E – Eye symptoms

F – Face symptoms like numbness, drooping
A – Arms, one arm may be weaker than the other
S – Speech, slurring
T – Time, act fast and call 911

This acronym is a change from the widely used acronym “F.A.S.T.”

“There is a separate blood supply that goes to the back part of the brain that has not received a lot of attention. It often causes vision or balance problems, so that’s why that [B.E.] got added on,” Dr. Terry says.

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