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Stroke/Brain Attack

Signs and Symptoms of Stroke

With a number of signs and symptoms of stroke, see whether you are suffering from any of these.

There are a number of different signs and symptoms of stroke. There is a sudden weakness or numbness of the face going down to the arm, or leg, particularly on one side of the body. Another sign could be sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes. One should also consider the risk factors for strokes to get an idea of whether you fall into one of the two stroke risk factor categories.

Other signs and symptoms of stroke include sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding. There is sudden dizziness, problems with balance, or coordination. Other signs and symptoms of stroke include problems with walking, or overall movement; these signs and symptoms can include sudden severe headaches with no other known cause.

Stroke signs and symptoms
Stroke signs and symptoms

The difficulty of swallowing is another one of the signs and symptoms of stroke; there is confusion and unconsciousness as well. These warning signs and symptoms of stroke may take place alone, or in combination. As well, they can last anywhere from a couple of seconds to 24 hours, and then vanish.

Signs and symptoms such as these are mini-strokes that should not be ignored. They show a hidden problem with blood flow, which can spark a stroke. Transient Ischemic attacks (TIAs), or mini-strokes, are also strong predictors of stroke. Studies have shown that those who have had one or more TIAs are almost 10 times more likely to have the symptoms of a massive stroke than someone of the same age and gender who has not.

Seek care urgently if you experience any signs and symptoms of stroke.


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