How to Quickly Recognize Stroke Symptoms

A stroke can occur suddenly, but the actual signs can be detected. Experts say, the earlier stroke recognized and treated, the greater the likelihood of a cure and avoid the risk of paralysis.

Numbness of the face, arms, legs on one side of the body, accompanied by confusion and trouble speaking are signs someone is having a stroke. In addition, there are also signs such as dizziness and severe headaches, had trouble walking, loss of vision in one or both eyes.

Head of the Stroke Division at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital / Columbia University Medical Center said, when a person has a stroke, they will show signs of physical changes that can be recognized, mild or extreme.

Here are some signs to look out for:

1. Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg - especially on one side of the body.

People with stroke will usually have the shape of the mouth "does not mean" alias oblique. Also need to be aware when they (suspected stroke) had trouble moving the arm or finger control. For example, when raising his hands, hands that side higher than the other.

2. Sudden confusion and difficulty speaking.

Language problem is one of the signs of a stroke are the most common. Someone who had a stroke may suddenly have trouble when they talk. In fact, some of them also decreased comprehension. Ask her (suspected stroke) to repeat a simple sentence to you, for example: "I went to the store today." If he had trouble repeating the words she could be having a stroke.

3. Sudden vision impaired.

Impairments that come suddenly is a common symptom of stroke. They may not be able to see clearly with one eye, or may find it difficult to look to the right or the left.

4. Sudden trouble walking, loss of balance or coordination.

Walking as if drunk, stumble, or even fall are all symptoms of a stroke. Other similar signs such as walking with legs wide open or a sudden loss of fine motor skills, such as the inability to write well should be wary.

5. Severe headache suddenly without any known cause.

Headache disorders are not always identical to the symptoms of stroke. However, if the headaches strike suddenly or looks very intense, worth to watch. If stiff neck, facial pain, or vomiting accompanied by headache is not likely to cause intracranial hemorrhage, also known as "red stroke"


Early treatment can prevent even greater damage caused by stroke. One stroke is a common treatment with tissue plasminogen activator (tPA). This drug is injected into an artery or vein which would then dissolve blockages in the blood vessels that return blood flow to the brain.

Stroke is a serious illness that triggers death, but can actually be prevented. Lifestyle changes need to be improved in order to reduce the risk of stroke. Here are some lifestyle changes that can be made:

- Reduce salt

Reducing salt intake can lower blood pressure, thereby reducing the risk of stroke.

- Eat healthy foods

Reduce "bad" cholesterol can improve heart health and reduce the risk of stroke. Cholesterol levels should be below 200 mg / dL.

- Stop smoking

Smokers have twice the risk of stroke. Smoking can damage blood vessels and increase blood pressure, as well as speed up the blockage in blood vessels.

- Active Life and Sports

People who are overweight or obese have a greater risk of having high cholesterol levels, hypertension, diabetes, and stroke. Exercise can reduce weight, thereby reducing the risk of these diseases.

Although it has changed the lifestyle, experts say people over the age of 55 have a greater risk of stroke. In addition, although the stroke is more common among those of Adam, but she was not apart of the risk.