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Stroke Symptoms & Warning Signs

There are a lot of symptoms and warning signs: 

  1. Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body

  2. Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding, memory impairment.

  3. Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes, or visual field cut.

  4. Seeing double images, or drooping of one eyelid, or red and pulsating eye.

  5. Sudden dizziness, loss of coordination or balance, trouble walking.

  6. Sudden severe headache, with or without neck pain and back pain with no known cause.

  7. Sudden loss of consciousness.

  8. Transient ischemic attacks (TIAs).


Transient Ischemic Attacks (TIAs)

Transient ischemic attack (TIA) is "warning stroke", is the strong predictor of a major stroke. It (TIA) is also often known as "minor stroke" that produce stroke-like symptoms but of no lasting brain damage. It is also caused by a mini-clot that cause transient blockage to blood vessels. As the blockage is transient, unlike a major stroke, there is no permanent damage to the brain. Nevertheless, TIA is an important signal of a major stroke. A person who's had one or more TIAs is almost 10 times more likely to have a stroke than someone of the same age and sex who hasn't. And 1/3 of people with TIAs experience a major stroke in the same year. Therefore recognizing and treating TIAs can reduce your risk of suferring a major stroke. TIA should be considered as medical emergency. It is essential to grasp TIA’s symptoms and followed up immediately with a stroke neurosurgeon, and should be treated in the same way as a stroke.


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