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Stroke Warning Signs You Can't Ignore






Experiencing a stroke can be frightening and could potentially have lasting effects on your day-to-day life. In recognition of Stroke Awareness Month in May, it’s important to understand the disease and the warning signs that are often mild and easy to miss.

When a stroke occurs, the brain cells are deprived of oxygen, quickly damaging the brain with each passing minute. The longer a stroke lasts or a patient doesn’t receive treatment, the greater chance subsequent issues will occur such as impaired memory or muscle loss. For these reasons, it’s vital to understand the signs and symptoms so you can seek medical care immediately.

1.Impaired vision: Seeing double, sudden vision loss or blurry sight

2.Numbness: Loss of feeling in your arms or legs either suddenly or after you wake up in the morning or from a nap

3.Slurred speech: Not talking like yourself, or someone with you recognizes a difference in your speech

4.Loss of balance: Experiencing sudden dizziness or trouble walking

5.Brain fog: Trouble identifying or remembering the right words or feeling uncommonly tired or foggy

6.Migraine Headache: Especially in conjunction with any of the above symptoms

It is common for stroke patients to experience one or more of these symptoms and think they will go away on their own, so they delay a trip to the doctor. Don’t let this be you! Up to 80% of strokes can be prevented if they are detected early. Don’t take any risks if you are experiencing any of these symptoms, and see your doctor right away.



 



 


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