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Signs of a Stroke

A STROKE is something that can happen to anyone. It is sudden and often detrimental if a person is not rushed to a hospital or emergency care unit in time.

When a person experiences a Stroke, the blood supply to their brain has been cut off or interrupted. This is typically caused by a dislodged blood clot with obstructs the normal flow of blood. When the brain does not get sufficient blood supply, the brain cells die due to lack of oxygen.

The result can be as fatal as permanent paralysis, loss of vision, hearing, speaking and eating independently, memory loss, changes in mental status and even death.

If you or someone you're with, is experiencing the following symptoms, make sure to get help IMMEDIATELY.

‼️Trouble with speaking and understanding. You may experience confusion. You may slur your words or have difficulty understanding speech.

‼️Paralysis or numbness of the face, arm or leg. You may develop sudden numbness, weakness or paralysis in your face, arm or leg. This often happens just on one side of your body. Try to raise both your arms over your head at the same time. If one arm begins to fall, you may be having a stroke. Also, one side of your mouth may droop when you try to smile.

‼️Trouble with seeing in one or both eyes. You may suddenly have blurred or blackened vision in one or both eyes, or you may see double.

‼️Headache. A sudden, severe headache, which may be accompanied by vomiting, dizziness or altered consciousness, may indicate you're having a stroke.

‼️Trouble with walking. You may stumble or experience sudden dizziness, loss of balance or loss of coordination.

Remember, the faster you react, the better chances of recovery.


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