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What are common symptoms of stroke?

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A stoke happens when blood flow to the brain is cut off for some reasons. It’s a medical emergency. Symptoms of a stroke include:

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  • Weakness or numbness of the face, arm, or leg on one side of the body.
  • Loss of vision or dimming (like a curtain falling) in one or both eyes.
  • Loss of speech, difficulty talking or understanding what others are saying.
  • Sudden, severe headache with no known cause.
  • Loss of balance or unstable walking, usually combined with another symptom.

From: Heart Disease and Stroke WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 06, 2019

SOURCE: American Heart Association.

Reviewed by Suzanne R. Steinbaum on July 06, 2019

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