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Stroke Warning Signs

Jun 1

Stroke symptoms may appear rapidly and vary from person to person. The following are stroke warning signs:

  • Face, arm, or leg weakness or numbness, generally on one side of the body
  • Vision issues, such as dimness or loss of vision in one or both eyes, may make it difficult to talk or comprehend
  • Dizziness or balance or coordination issues
  • Problems with walking or movement
  • Seizures or fainting
  • Headaches that are severe and have no recognized cause, particularly if they occur unexpectedly

Other stroke symptoms that are less prevalent include:

  • Sudden nausea or vomiting that isn't caused by a virus
  • Fainting, disorientation, convulsions, or coma are examples of brief loss or alteration of consciousness

Ischemia stroke is a kind of transient ischemic attack

A transient ischemic attack (TIA), often known as a mini-stroke, may produce many of the same symptoms as a stroke. TIA symptoms, on the other hand, are temporary. They may last anything from a few minutes to 24 hours. If you suspect a stroke or TIA, get medical care right once.

Consider the word FAST

The acronym FAST, developed by the National Stroke Association, may help you rapidly detect whether someone is experiencing a stroke:

  • F (Face): Request that the individual smile. Is there a droop on one side of his or her face?
  • A (Arms): Instruct the individual to lift both arms. Is one of your arms drooping?
  • S (Speech): Request that a basic statement be repeated (e.g., "You can't teach an old dog new tricks"). Is your speech slurred or difficult to comprehend?
  • T (Time): Call 911 right away if you see any of these indicators.

If you or someone you know is experiencing any of these symptoms, contact 911 immediately. Time lost as a result of a stroke is time lost in the brain.