Up to one-half of all Americans cannot name a single stroke symptom. Many victims don't seek emergency care because they don't take their symptoms seriously.
Warning: Some people who have a stroke experience brain damage that makes it impossible for them to recognize symptoms. It's critical for family members, friends or coworkers to recognize the first signs of stroke.
·Sudden numbness, weakness and/or paralysis in the face, an armor a leg. The symptoms usually affect one side of the body.
·Difficulty in talking or understanding words...confusion.
·Sudden changes in vision, such as blurring or double vision.
·Dizziness or a loss of balance.
·Severe headache that occurs without warning, possibly accompanied by vomiting.
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