Stroke Symptoms

Submitted by Thiruvelan on Wed, 06/23/2010

Warning signs of stroke are sudden weakness or numbness in one side, dizziness, loss of balance, problem speaking & seeing and severe headache.

Brain attack or Stroke

Stroke or “brain attack,” occurs when there is an interruption of blood supply to the brain causing brain tissue damage. The most common cause is a blocked blood vessel. Stroke can cause physical and emotional problems such as paralysis, problems with thinking or speaking.

Warning symptoms of a stroke

Typical warning signs of a stroke develop suddenly and can include:

  • Weakness or numbness, particularly on one side of your body
  • Sudden confusion or trouble in understanding
  • Talking difficulty
  • Dizziness, loss of balance, or walking difficulty
  • Problem seeing out of one or both eyes
  • Double vision
  • Severe headache

Sometimes one or more of these warning signs comes and goes called as TIA, occurs when blood flow is temporarily blocked. It means you may be at higher risk for a future stroke.

If you have been warning signs of a stroke, immediately getting treatment can help prevent permanent damage to your brain. It is important, and a must to review the symptoms of a stroke with family and friends, so that during emergency, they will help you.