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Signs and symptoms


Stroke Warning Signs:

  • Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
  • Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drop downward?
  • Speech: Ask the person to repeat a single phrase. Is his or her speech slurred or strange?
  • Time: If you observe any of these signs, call 911 immediately.

Stroke Symptoms:

  • Sudden nausea or vomiting not caused by a viral illness
  • Brief loss or change of consciousness, such as fainting, confusion, seizures, or coma
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA), or "mini-stroke"

Watch Jami Beezley our stroke program coordinator talk more about the signs and symptoms of stroke.



Stroke Risk Factors:

  • Age
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Diabetes
  • Drug and alcohol abuse
  • Family history and race
  • Gender
  • High blood pressure (#1 risk factor)
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Prior stroke, TIA or heart attack
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Sleep apnea
  • Smoking

To make an appointment with a stroke neurologist, call (573) 882-1515.

To learn more about stroke visit, www.stroke.org.




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