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:
A sudden onset of severe headache that has no known cause.
Sudden vision changes, blurred vision, or trouble with eyesight in one or both eyes.
A sudden onset of dizziness.
A sudden difficulty in understanding speech.
Loss of Balance
Sudden loss in balance and coordination.
Sudden weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body.
Suddenly having trouble walking.
A sudden feeling of numbness in the body, such as the face, arm or leg.
A sudden onset of confusion.
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.
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
someone in the U.S. has a stroke
Stroke is the
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.
HEALTHY DIET & EXERCISE
When it comes to stroke, it’s ok to overreact. If you suspect a stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately.
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