Stroke

Signs & Symptoms

Partial Paralysis (Hemiplegia):

  • Experiencing sudden numbness or weakness on one side of the body, e.g. one arm, one leg, or half of the face
  • Delayed response and failure of the body to follow commands
  • Sensation of numbness
  • Uneven smile
  • Tendency to drool or have trouble swallowing

Communication barriers:

  • Suddenly unable to speak or express oneself
  • Slurred speech and confusion
  • Unable to understand others
  • Speech is confusing and hard to understand

Visual impairment:

  • Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes
  • Sometimes the loss is temporary
  • Sometimes may only be peripheral vision lossdizzy man

Headache:

  • Sudden severe headache that has never been experienced before

Dizziness:

  • Loss of balance
  • Difficulty walking
  • Falling with no apparent reason