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Learn to Recognize the Signs of a Stroke

A stroke, also known as a brain attack, occurs when blood flow to the brain stops, and the brain cells in the area begin to die. A stroke can affect the entire body.

Acting fast can make a big difference for someone who’s having a stroke. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) emphasizes that getting emergency help within an hour can prevent long-term disability or death.

You may be reluctant to call emergency services if you aren’t sure whether someone’s having a stroke, but people who get treatment sooner have a major advantage.

People who are treated with a blood clot-dissolving drug within 4.5 hours of symptoms have a greater chance of recovering without major disability, according to 2018 guidelines from the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA).

Some strokes may also require surgical treatment.

The ability to recognize the signs and symptoms of a stroke can mean the difference between life and death. Read on to learn what they are.

What it means to “Act FAST”

Stroke symptoms are unique because they come on suddenly, without warning. The National Stroke Association suggests using the term “FAST” to help you recognize common stroke symptoms.

Face — If you notice a droop or uneven smile on a person’s face, this is a warning sign.

Arms — Arm numbness or weakness can be a warning sign. You can ask the person to raise their arms if you’re unsure. It’s a warning sign if the arm drops down or isn’t steady.

Speech difficulty — Ask the person to repeat something. Slurred speech can indicate that the person is having a stroke.

Time — If someone is experiencing stroke symptoms, it’s time to act fast.

Additional symptoms of stroke may include:

  • vision troubles, in one or both eyes
  • numbness in limbs, most likely on one side
  • overall fatigue
  • trouble walking

If you feel these signs yourself, or see them affecting someone else, call 911 or your local emergency services. Get more information about first aid for stroke.

Symptoms of stroke in women

Women can have unique symptoms. These symptoms can also happen suddenly, and include:

  • fainting
  • general weakness
  • shortness of breath
  • confusion or unresponsiveness
  • sudden behavioral change
  • irritation
  • hallucination
  • nausea or vomiting
  • pain
  • seizures
  • hiccups

Don’t wait to call for help

What if you notice that someone is having just one of the warning signs for stroke?

Maybe their face is drooping, but they can still walk and talk fine and there’s no weakness in their arms or legs. In a situation like this, it’s still important to act fast if there’s any chance you’re seeing the warning signs of a stroke.

Speedy treatment can improve chances for full recovery.

Call your local emergency services or get the person to a hospital right away. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), you don’t have to exhibit all of the warning signs to be having a stroke.

After you call emergency services

After you call 911, check to see what time you first noticed the warning signs. The emergency crew can use this information to help determine the most helpful type of treatment.

Certain types of medicine need to be administered within 3 to 4.5 hours of stroke symptoms to help prevent disability or death.

According to the AHA and ASA guidelines, people who are experiencing stroke symptoms have a 24-hour window to receive treatment with mechanical clot removal. This treatment is also known as a mechanical thrombectomy.

So, remember to think FAST, act quickly, and get emergency help if you notice any stroke warning signs.

What’s it like after a stroke?

There are three types of stroke:

  • An ischemic stroke is a blockage in the artery.
  • A hemorrhagic stroke is caused by a blood vessel rupture.
  • A ministroke, or transient ischemic attack (TIA), is a temporary blockage in the artery. Ministrokes don’t cause permanent damage but they do increase your risk for stroke.

People who recover from stroke may experience these effects:

  • weakness and paralysis
  • spasticity
  • changes in senses
  • memory, attention, or perception problems
  • depression
  • fatigue
  • vision problems
  • behavior changes

Your doctor can recommend treatment for these symptoms. Some alternative treatments like acupuncture and yoga may help with concerns such as muscle weakness and depression. It’s important to follow through with your treatment after a stroke. After having one stroke, your risk for having another stroke increases.

Prepare for stroke

You can prepare for stroke if you know you’re at risk for one. These steps include:

  • educating family and friends about “FAST”
  • wearing medical identification jewelry for medical staff
  • keeping your updated medical history on hand
  • having emergency contacts listed on your phone
  • keeping a copy of your medications with you
  • teaching your children how to call for help

Knowing the address of the hospital in your area that has a designated stroke center, if one with a center is available, is helpful.

Preventing stroke

Having a stroke increases your risk for another one. The best treatment for a stroke is prevention. You can take steps to minimize your risk factors for having a stroke by:

  • eating more vegetables, beans, and nuts
  • eating more seafood instead of red meat and poultry
  • limiting intake of sodium, fats, sugars, and refined grains
  • increasing exercise
  • limiting or quitting tobacco use
  • drinking alcohol in moderation
  • taking prescribed medications for conditions, such as high blood pressure, as directed

Talk to your doctor if you have a health condition or other medical factors that increase your risk. They’ll be able to work with you to manage risk factors.

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    Posted at 15:10h, 11 June

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    Posted at 15:09h, 11 June

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      Posted at 19:01h, 19 June

      Helpful information

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    Posted at 15:08h, 11 June

    Thank you

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    Posted at 15:07h, 11 June

    Just taking care of yourself and eating healthy..Visiting the Doctor.Learn your
    Family history . Visit your family physician 3 monthly

  • Angela watson
    Posted at 15:07h, 11 June

    Very helpful thank you

  • Sandra Vicks
    Posted at 15:06h, 11 June

    Just taking care of yourself and eating healthy..Visiting the Doctor.Learn your
    Family history

  • lula green
    Posted at 15:05h, 11 June

    Great information I had a mini stroke some years ago while undergoing a medical procedure. It was caused due a reaction to one of the medication administered to me.. Messed up some of my nerves in my hands leg on my right side. It was scary. Thank you for the info

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    Posted at 15:04h, 11 June

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    Posted at 15:04h, 11 June

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    Posted at 15:03h, 11 June

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    Posted at 15:03h, 11 June

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    Posted at 15:03h, 11 June

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    Posted at 15:03h, 11 June

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    Posted at 15:03h, 11 June

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    Posted at 15:02h, 11 June

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    Posted at 15:02h, 11 June

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    Posted at 15:02h, 11 June

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    Posted at 15:02h, 11 June

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    Posted at 15:02h, 11 June

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    Posted at 15:00h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:59h, 11 June

    thank you for this useful information

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    Posted at 14:58h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:57h, 11 June

    great advice and serious topic. wish i had read up on this before my fathers condition.

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    Posted at 14:57h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:56h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:56h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:56h, 11 June

    Great reading. My father had a stroke, so I fully know of the signs and symptoms. Good to know what to eat to prevent certain symptoms

  • Irma Trahan
    Posted at 14:55h, 11 June

    I’m glad I read this article so I can know the signs of a stroke in women.

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    Posted at 14:55h, 11 June

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  • Candice Thomas
    Posted at 14:54h, 11 June

    Thank you for this information, cause my mom has had three strokes within the last 5 months . I will always like to read of things to help .

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    Posted at 14:54h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:51h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:49h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:49h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:47h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:47h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:47h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:47h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:46h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:46h, 11 June

    Thanks

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    Posted at 14:46h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:45h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:44h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:44h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:43h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:43h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:43h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:43h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:43h, 11 June

    Very helpful to know all of the symptoms of a stroke

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    Posted at 14:41h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:41h, 11 June

    That was helpful cause I thought all of weakness in arms stuff like that was a cause of a heart attack.

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    Posted at 14:40h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:40h, 11 June

    I went through all this with my mother, great information to know.

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    Posted at 14:40h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:40h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:39h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:38h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:37h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:37h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:36h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:36h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:34h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:33h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:32h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:32h, 11 June

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      Posted at 15:16h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:31h, 11 June

    Great article

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    Posted at 14:31h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:27h, 11 June

    Great info to check for signs and symptoms

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      Posted at 02:48h, 12 June

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    Posted at 14:26h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:26h, 11 June

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      Posted at 02:52h, 12 June

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    Posted at 14:24h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:24h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:24h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:23h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:21h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:21h, 11 June

    Great information to have as we are aging as well as those we spend time with most often.

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    Posted at 14:20h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:19h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:17h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:16h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:16h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:15h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:13h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:10h, 11 June

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      Posted at 16:02h, 11 June

      Good to know thanks

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        Posted at 03:56h, 28 June

        Very helpful

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      Posted at 21:04h, 11 June

      This information is very good to have,it can keep me around to see my little girl graduate, thanks.

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    Posted at 14:09h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:08h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:07h, 11 June

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      Posted at 05:52h, 12 June

      Great reminder of info

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        Posted at 15:52h, 18 June

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    Posted at 14:06h, 11 June

    Thank you!

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      Posted at 18:41h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:06h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:05h, 11 June

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      Posted at 13:10h, 12 June

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      Posted at 22:49h, 12 June

      Thanks for the valuable information.

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    Posted at 14:03h, 11 June

    Great read! Thank you

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    Posted at 14:03h, 11 June

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  • Lester Scott DePriest
    Posted at 14:03h, 11 June

    This is very beneficial. I did recognize these symptoms in my mother but unfortunately even acting as fast as we did, time was not a help to her. However, I know from experience these tips are very helpful. Thank you.

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    Posted at 14:02h, 11 June

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    Posted at 14:00h, 11 June

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    Posted at 13:57h, 11 June

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    • Andrena Wallace
      Posted at 14:15h, 17 June

      Thanks

  • Brian Bailey
    Posted at 13:55h, 11 June

    Good advice. It will help me look for these things in my mother, whose mother and grandmother both passed from a stroke.

    • Freda Hunt
      Posted at 16:37h, 11 June

      Hypertension and Diabetes runs in my family on both my mother and father side. My wonderful grandmother( on my mother side) and my mom both died of a stroke. I’ve had high blood pressure for the last 10 yrs. and is on medication. Doctor put me on a real restricted diet and advise me to exercise a little more. Don’t stress so much. This is nothing to joke about. Please take care of yourself.

    • Freda Hunt
      Posted at 16:39h, 11 June

      Sorry for your loss. My mother and grandmother both died of a stroke as well.

    • Cynthia Gustin
      Posted at 20:22h, 12 June

      Thanks for the information. It will come in handy to know for the whole family.

  • Jacqueline Messenger
    Posted at 13:55h, 11 June

    Thank you.

  • Rohan
    Posted at 13:52h, 11 June

    Good info