Warning signs are clues your body sends that your brain is not receiving enough oxygen. If you observe one or more of these signs of a stroke or “brain attack,” don’t wait, call a doctor or 911 right away!
-Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body
-Sudden confusion, or trouble talking or understanding speech
-Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
-Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, or loss of balance or coordination
-Sudden severe headache with no known cause
Other danger signs that may occur include double vision, drowsiness, and nausea or vomiting. Sometimes the warning signs may last only a few moments and then disappear. These brief episodes, known as transient ischemic attacks or TIAs, are sometimes called “mini-strokes.” Although brief, they identify an underlying serious condition that isn’t going away without medical help. Unfortunately, since they clear up, many people ignore them. Don’t. Paying attention to them can save your life.

What are the signs of a Stroke?

The most common symptoms of a stroke are:

-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, unstable walking, usually combined with another symptom.

A stroke, sometimes called a “brain attack,” occurs when blood flow to an area in the brain is cut off. The brain cells, deprived of the oxygen and glucose needed to survive, die. If not caught early, permanent brain damage can result.