While a stroke my come on without warning, knowing the signs and symptoms may save your life.
Quick thinking may help you lessen brain damage that may result from a stroke. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to your brain is reduced depriving the brain of oxygen, and nutrients. The CDC advises that treating a stroke F.A.S.T can reduce damage to the brain.
While you should never ignore any of these symptoms, having one or more of these symptoms does not necessarily mean you are having a stroke. If you suspect you are at a higher risk of having a stroke, speak with your health care provider about preventive measures.
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