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Signs Of Stroke

WHEN IT COMES TO STROKE, IT’S OK TO OVERREACT

Knowing the 10 signs and symptoms could make all the difference for a loved one. If you suspect stroke, call 911 immediately. A sudden onset of the following may indicate stroke:

Severe Headache

Severe Headache
A sudden onset of severe headache that has no known cause.

Vision Changes

Vision Changes
Sudden vision changes, blurred vision, or trouble with eyesight in one or both eyes.

Dizziness

Dizziness
A sudden onset of dizziness.
 

Difficulty Understanding

Difficulty Understanding
A sudden difficulty in understanding speech.
 

Loss of Balance

Loss of Balance
Sudden loss in balance and coordination.

Weakness
Sudden weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body.

Trouble Walking

Trouble Walking
Suddenly having trouble walking.
 

Numbness

Numbness
A sudden feeling of numbness in the body, such as the face, arm or leg.

Confusion

Confusion
A sudden onset of confusion.
 

Trouble Speaking

Trouble Speaking
A sudden inability to speak or slurred speech.

 

 

IF YOU SUSPECT STROKE, CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY

Note that these symptoms or a combination of them are not unique to stroke, but if they are sudden and out of the ordinary, they may indicate a sign of stroke and require immediate attention. 

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STROKE CAN HAPPEN TO ANYONE AT ANY TIME

Watch and learn about how knowing the signs of stroke helped both of these couples.

 

Every 40 seconds

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   someone in the U.S. has a stroke

Stroke is the

5th

   
      leading cause of death for Americans

 

 

STROKE RISK FACTORS WITHIN YOUR CONTROL

Making healthy lifestyle choices an help reduce a loved one’s risk of stroke.

diet & exercise

 

    HEALTHY DIET & EXERCISE

 

Limited alcohol

 

    LIMITED ALCOHOL

 

No smoking

 

   NO SMOKING

 

 

When it comes to stroke, it’s ok to overreact. If you suspect a stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately.

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