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Warning Signs of Stroke

What are the warning signs of stroke?

Learn to recognize a stroke, because time lost is brain lost.

  • Sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Sudden, very severe headache with no known cause

What to do if you think you are having a stroke

If you experience these warning signs, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Today there are treatments that can reduce the risk of damage from the most common type of stroke, but only if you get help quickly – within 3 hours of your first symptoms.