- Feeling numb or weak in the face, arm or leg – predominantly on one side of the body
- Confusion, trouble with understanding or speaking
- Blurred vision or problems with vision
- Struggles with walking, feeling lightheaded, loss of balance or coordination
- Severe headache without any known cause
Warning signs of a stroke normally include sudden onset of:Stroke, according to the National Stroke Association, is listed as the fifth leading reason for death in the U.S., with an annual count of about 800,000 individuals suffering from a stroke. This signifies that every 40 seconds somebody in some location in our nation experiences a stroke. And every four minutes somebody dies from a stroke. If you are caring for an elderly or chronically ailing friend or family member who is at an elevated risk for stroke, it’s very important to be sure that you are able to identify the signs of a stroke. The more rapidly you obtain professional medical assistance, the more likely your loved one will survive the stroke.