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Stroke Symptoms

stroke symptomsStrokes happen fast, and getting help quickly can help you make a full recovery.


Stroke symptoms come on suddenly. The most common symptoms are:

  • Numbness or weakness of face, arms, or leg, especially on only one side of the body
  • Confusion or trouble speaking or understanding
  • Trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Trouble walking, dizziness, or loss of balance or coordination
  • Severe headache with no known causes


Even if your stroke symptoms go away, call 911 right away. Temporary stroke symptoms are often caused by a "mini-stroke," or transient ischemic attack (TIA). A TIA happens when blood flow to part of the brain is blocked temporarily.


TIAs may not last long, but they still require treatment. Also, a TIA could be a sign that you are about to have a full stroke.


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