What are the signs and symptoms of a stroke?

Signs and symptoms include:

  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg - especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination

It is very important to realize when you could potentially be having a stroke. Survival from a stroke is improved greatly by early detection. As soon as you recognize the signs and symptoms of a stroke call 911 immediately. The longer one waits for treatment, the more irreversible brain damage is done.

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1. What is a stroke?
2. What are the signs and symptoms of a stroke?
3. What are some medical conditions/factors that can increase my risk for stroke?