Symptoms of stroke depend on which area of the brain has stopped functioning due to loss of blood supply. Patients may experience varying symptoms such as the following:
Fast action is important if you suspect a stroke. Immediate treatment can minimize damages and long-term effects of the stroke and can also reduce a person's risk of death from the stroke.
FAST is an acronym to help you quickly recognize the warning signs and symptoms of stroke.
A stroke can affect any of the functions of the nervous system. Symptoms of stroke generally occur on one side of the body and appear suddenly. In case of a transient ischemic attack (also called a mini-stroke) the symptoms occur and may go away on their own. But, it is still essential to get the person admitted to a hospital as soon as possible for quick treatment.
Other possible signs and symptoms of stroke are:
The symptoms of a mini-stroke or a transient ischemic stroke are same as those of a stroke (such as those discussed above). The symptoms of a mini-stroke may disappear on their own. But any symptoms of a stroke can occur during a mini-stroke also.
Remember FAST! Admit the person immediately to a hospital even if th4 symptoms have subsided after a while. Read about treatment of stroke.
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