February 18, 2014 in Features

Stroke symptoms


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

• Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech

• Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes

• Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination

• Sudden severe headache with no known cause

Stroke risk factors

• High blood pressure

• Heart disease

• Smoking

• Diabetes

• High cholesterol

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