A stroke, or brain attack, occurs when a blood vessel inside the brain becomes clogged or bursts. This causes an interruption of blood flow to that area of the brain. If the blood flow is not restored, brain cells die. When brain cells die, abilities which that area of the brain once controlled are lost.
Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
Sudden severe headache
Stroke is a true emergency. If you suspect you or someone you know is having a stroke, call 9-1-1. Every minute could be the difference between life and death.
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