Stroke is a Medical Emergency. Dial "911" and Seek Immediate Medical Attention.
The symptoms of a stroke differ, depending on the part of the brain affected and the extent of the damage. If you think you or someone close to you is experiencing a stroke don't delay, get immediate medical treatment.
Symptoms of stroke may include:
Weakness, numbness, or tingling in the face, arm, and leg on one side of the body
Inability to walk
Inability to speak or difficulty speaking
Difficulty understanding when spoken to
Confusion or personality changes
Difficulty with muscle movements, such as swallowing, moving arms and legs
Loss of bowel and bladder control
Problems with judgment
Loss of consciousness
Are You at Risk?
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S and the number one cause of adult disability. Anyone can have a stroke, but these are among the most common risk factors:
- High Blood Pressure
- Heart or Carotid Artery Disease
- Uncontrolled Diabetes
- Obesity and/or Physical Inactivity
- Excessive Alcohol Use or Drug Abuse
- Family History
- Age 55 and older
- African-American Heritage