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Symptoms of a Stroke

During a stroke, blood stops flowing to part of the brain. This can damage areas in the brain that control the rest of the body. Get help right away if any of these symptoms come on suddenly, even if the symptoms don’t last.

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  • Weakness You may feel weakness, tingling, or a loss of feeling on one side of your face or body.

  • Vision Problems You may have sudden double vision or trouble seeing in one or both eyes.

  • Speech Problems You may have sudden trouble talking, slurred speech, or problems understanding others.

  • Headache You may have a sudden, severe headache.

  • Movement Problems You may experience dizziness, a feeling of spinning, a loss of balance, a feeling of falling, or blackouts.

REMEMBER: If you have any of these symptoms, call 911 and your doctor as soon as possible.


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