October 30, 2014
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Stroke symptoms: what to know

Recognizing the symptoms of a stroke could save your life! If you recognize and treat a stroke early, you are more like to have a positive outcome.

One of the biggest problems in treating stroke is that most people don't know what the symptoms are.

If you or someone with you suddenly develops even one stroke symptom, call an ambulance right away - even if the symptoms don't last very long. Tell the dispatcher that you think a stroke has occurred.

The symptoms of stroke include:

  • weakness: sudden loss of strength or numbness in the face, arm or leg
  • speech problems: sudden loss of, or slurred, speech or trouble understanding what someone else is saying
  • vision problems: sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes or sudden double vision
  • dizziness: sudden dizziness, change in balance, or difficulty with coordination
  • headache: sudden, severe headache

Remember to act fast to help save a life!

Written and reviewed by the MediResource Clinical Team


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