Every patient with high blood pressure should know about stroke.

Stroke is a very dangerous complication of hypertension patients. In addition to controlling blood pressure, it is also very important for hypertension patients to know some common sense about stroke.

Stroke ≠ Headache

Many hypertension patients will have headache symptoms, but there is no inevitable connection between headache and stroke.

There is a difference between stroke and common headache discomfort:

  1. The degree of pain is generally very severe, and many patients describe [the most severe headache in my life];

  2. One side of the limb may be inflexible in movement, weakened in strength, unable to hold the cup, bowl chopsticks, books and other objects in his hand;

  3. Abnormal speech and walking;

  4. Can’t see clearly, or blind in both eyes or monocular.

If headache is accompanied by one or more of the above conditions, the possibility of stroke is relatively high, and emergency calls or visits to nearby hospitals are required immediately.

Stroke can endanger life or cause lifelong disability. Once it occurs, you need to reach the hospital as soon as possible for treatment, so don’t hesitate to delay the treatment time.

4 letters to teach you stroke recognition

As hypertension patients or family members, we must remember the following 4 English letters and identify the early symptoms of stroke in time when abnormalities occur.


Let the patient smile and observe the face to see if there is asymmetry. If the patient cannot smile or his face is asymmetrical when smiling, it is likely to be a stroke.

A-ARMS (arm)

Let the patient raise his arms. As mentioned earlier, stroke is often characterized by inflexible limb movement. If both arms cannot be raised at the same time, the strength of one arm is obviously weaker than that of the other, which also indicates stroke.


Say a word and let the patient repeat it. If the patient cannot repeat it accurately, there are also problems.


If any of the above abnormal symptoms occur, call the emergency phone in time, and time is life.

These four letters exactly form the English word FAST, reminding everyone that when they suspect stroke, they must be sent to the hospital as soon as possible!