Signs You or Your Loved One Have Had a Stroke
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
- 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
*Always consult your doctor for health diagnoses.
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