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Stroke is now one of the top five causes of death in the United States. When a stroke occurs, it can take a life within minutes. By knowing the symptoms of stroke, one can be cautious and seek immediate medical attention. Check out our list of stroke signs below!
Blurred vision is the most common sign of a cerebrovascular problem. As a stroke gets worse, it will turn from blurred vision to vision loss. If you experience such an issue, seek out a doctor straight away.
Hypertension is also a common symptom of stroke. High blood pressure weakens arteries, causing them to lose their ability to carry oxygen. If your blood pressure is relatively high, avoid high-salt foods.
Headaches are a common ailment, and it may not always be a symptom of stroke. However, if your headache lasts more than a day and is so severe that you feel numb and can't carry out your daily activities, it could be a sign of a stroke.
Sudden confusion manifests itself in trouble speaking or understanding speech. Someone's speech may be slurred, and they may not understand what others are saying.
Numbness in any part of the body is an important sign of a stroke because some parts of the brain are not getting enough oxygenated blood to keep it going. Sometimes people also feel a tingling sensation in their face, legs, or even in one half of their body.
A blood vessel that ruptures in the brain will cause a stiff neck and shoulders, which is a common symptom of a stroke. When you find that your neck is so numb that you can't even move sideways, see a doctor.
Fatigue and dizziness are both symptoms of a potential stroke. If you feel persistent dizziness and imbalance, do visit your doctor.
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