Stroke symptoms

Stroke symptoms

How to identify stroke symptoms in friends or relatives, including yourself ?

Stroke symptoms are sudden and require immediate management. Therefore, it is critical to know these signs, so that treatment can be quickly initiated
If the following occurs:

  • Sudden trouble in speaking or understanding other people (aphasia) ;
  • Sudden numbness or paralysis of one side of the face ;
  • Sudden numbness or paralysis of one arm or one leg (hemiplégia) ;
  • Sudden loss of sight (often in one signle eye) or double vision ;
  • Sudden loss of balance or body movement coordination ;

Then, call emergency number, to ensure fast management and transfer to a Stroke Unit..

Even if symptoms go away, you should quickly see a doctor.

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