The quicker you can recognize a stroke, the sooner you can receive life-saving treatment. This video reviews five common warning signs of stroke.
The first stroke symptom is sudden vision loss. Head pain is another warning sign, as a severe headache with no known cause could indicate a blood vessel blockage or rupture in the brain. A third symptom is limb numbness. Because strokes can cause limb dysfunction, you might also find it difficult to walk when experiencing a stroke. The last of the five major stroke symptoms is speech difficulties. If you cannot speak or understand those around you, get emergency care as soon as possible.
Do you want to know more about how to identify a stroke? Call Doctors Hospital of Sarasota at (888) 685-1596 to learn about our iTriage Symptom Checker program for Northport, Venice, and Bradenton residents.