A stroke, also called a cerebrovascular accident, is when damage occurs to the brain from an interruption or reduction of its blood supply. Brain cells begin to die in minutes so prompt treatment by a doctor is crucial.

Signs of a person actively having a stroke

  • Sudden weakness or numbness on one side of the face or body.
  • Sudden difficulty speaking or confusion.
  • Sudden difficulty seeing in one or both eyes.
  • Sudden dizziness, trouble walking or loss of balance.
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause.

Signs you may have recently had a stroke

  • Change in alertness
  • Seizure
  • Numbness, tingling or changes in taste, vision or hearing
  • Difficulty reading or writing
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Confusion, memory loss, trouble comprehending others or sudden change in personality
  • Changes in strength or sensation on one side of the body

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*Always consult your doctor for health diagnoses.

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