8 Silent Stroke Symptoms – The Signs You Shouldn’t Ignore

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A stroke is sometimes called a “brain attack.” Most often, stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain stops because it is blocked by a clot. When this happens, the brain cells in the immediate area begin to die.

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Symptoms of a stroke tend to get ignored, despite the potential for serious brain damage. It’s the 5th leading cause of death in the U.S. You need to recognize the signs in order to survive.

A simple animation explaining what a stroke is, how to recognise the key symptoms, how it is treated, and what we can all do to prevent strokes from happening.

We hope this video will be useful to you and those around you.Signs You Had a Stroke and Might Not Know It.

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Here are some symptoms:

  • Bad headaches or migraines.
  • Extreme fatigue, this can be the onset of a stroke.

More concrete signs of a stroke are the following which go by the abbreviation F.A.S.T. :

  • Face. The face begins drooping on one side.
  • Extreme fatigue, this can be the onset of a stroke.
  • Arm. The arm experiences numbness. It happens in one arm for more than a few minutes.
  • Speech. Difficulty with speech. Lack of blood supply can cause slurred or garbled speech.
  • Time. Meaning, time is of the essence for getting help.

Here are other signs:

  • Difficulty with vision in one eye. Double vision or blurred vision.

Confusion or difficulty with thinking properly. Part of the brain is not receiving proper blood flow and is starved of oxygen. Thinking straight becomes difficult.

SOURCEHealthSketch
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