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

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