Each year, nearly 800,000 people in the U.S. experience a stroke. That’s one stroke every 40 seconds. For every person that dies from stroke, more than 5 times that many will survive, and for them the physical damage it causes can be enormous.
Signs and Symptoms of Stroke
Knowing the signs and symptoms of a stroke is the first step to ensuring medical help is received immediately. For each minute a stroke goes untreated and blood flow to the brain continues to be blocked, a person loses about 1.9 million neurons. This could mean that a person’s speech, movement, memory, and so much more can be affected.
Learn as many stroke symptoms as possible so you can recognize stroke FAST and save a life!
Stroke symptoms include:
- SUDDEN numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- SUDDEN confusion, trouble speaking, or understanding
- SUDDEN trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- SUDDEN trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- SUDDEN severe headache with no known cause
Call 9-1-1 immediately if you observe any of these symptoms.
Note the time of the first symptom.
This information is important and can affect treatment decisions.