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Stroke Symptoms

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Strokes -- What to Look For

Stroke Symptoms

A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. Symptoms include:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of thebody
  • 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 with no known cause