Stroke Symptoms

Just back from PHX  d.t. family emergency:  My 48 yr old son had a stroke (bleeding in the brain).  Quick action saved his life & likely most of his function…he is among the blessed!  According to Banner Health Services, young or old, we should be on the alert for  Stroke Symptoms.

Warning Signs

Call 911 if you notice the sudden appearance of any of these symptoms:

Numbness or weakness in the face, arms or legs, often on only one side of the body
Trouble speaking or understanding what others are saying
Vision: Problems seeing with one or both eyes, or sudden double vision
Dizziness: Loss of balance or dizziness

Trouble walking: Problems with movement or walking
Severe headache that comes on suddenly with no known cause

Do not ignore any of the warning signs, even if they go away – take action immediately. Always consult your physician for a diagnosis.

Other symptoms of stroke:

sudden nausea, vomiting, or fever not caused by a viral illness
brief loss or change of consciousness such as fainting, confusion, seizures, or coma
transient ischemic attack (TIA), or “mini-stroke”

A TIA can cause many of the same symptoms as a stroke, but TIA symptoms can last for a few minutes or up to 24 hours. Call for medical help immediately if you suspect a person is having a TIA, as it may be a warning sign that a stroke is about to occur. Not all strokes, however, are preceded by TIAs.



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: