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 Stroke Warning Signs 

These are the warning signs that someone is having a stroke:


  • Sudden numbness or weakness 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, severe headache with no known cause
  • If you notice one or more of these signs, don't wait. Stroke is a medical emergency.
    Call your emergency medical services and get to a hospital right away!

    Read more about warning signs of stroke.

    Information about stroke warning signs in other languages:

    (es) Síntomas de un accidente cerebrovascular (Ictus)

    (fr) Les signes d'une attaque cérébrale

    (de) Symptome eines Schlaganfalls

    (ja) 脳卒中の症状

    (fi) Aivohalvauksen oireet