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Signs of Stroke in Men and Women

1. Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body 2. Sudden confusion, trouble speaking, or difficulty un...Read more

Acting F.A.S.T. Is Key For Stroke

Acting F.A.S.T. can help stroke patients get the treatments(https://www.cdc.gov/stroke/treatments.htm) they desperately need. The stroke treatments...Read more

Treating A Transient Ischemic Attack

If your symptoms go away after a few minutes, you may have had a transient ischemic attack (TIA)(https://www.cdc.gov/stroke/types_of_stroke.htm). A...Read more

What are the warning signs of a stroke?

Warning Signs. Sometimes a stroke happens gradually, but you're likely to have one or more sudden symptoms like these: Numbness or weakness in your face, arm, or leg, especially on one side. Confusion or trouble understanding other people. Difficulty speaking. Trouble seeing with one or both eyes.

What are the signs and symptoms of a stroke?

A stroke is an alteration, usually acute, of brain function due to injured or killed brain cells. Symptoms and signs of stroke include weakness in the arm or leg or both (usually on one side of the body), weakness of the muscles of the face, problems speaking, coordination problems, and dizziness and/or loss of consciousness.

Are stroke symptoms gradual or sudden?

Stroke symptoms can develop slowly over hours or days. If you have a ministroke, also known as transient ischemic attack (TIA), symptoms are temporary and usually improve within hours. In this case, you may blame sudden symptoms on stress , a migraine, or nerve problems.

What is a severe stroke?

Lesson Summary. A massive stroke is more properly called a severe stroke. Stroke is a condition where a part of the brain is damaged to the point of neurological dysfunction as a result of an interrupted blood supply. If the blood supply is interrupted as a result of a plugged up artery, that's called ischemic stroke.

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