Published On: Thu, Apr 7th, 2011

Recognizing Signs and Symptons of a Stroke

Recognizing Signs and Symptons of a Stroke

Recognizing Signs

and Symptoms

of a Stroke

There is vital importance in recognizing the signs of a stroke. Especially with sudden onset, it will need immediate emergency medical attention and in order to avoid further damage. Thereafter natural therapies can and should be used.

The signs and symptoms of a stroke will usually vary. They will depend on the type of stroke and which area of the brain was most affected.

What Is a Stroke and Mini-Stroke?

Ischemic Stroke

Keep in mind that a stroke is either a blockage of blood flow into the brain or ischemic stroke (a “brain attack” like a heart attack.

Hemorrhagic Stroke

Bleeding in the brain is called a hemorrhagic stroke. This can occur from a ruptured artery causing a brain aneurysm. Stroke as well as a transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) or mini-strokes have the symptoms listed below.


These are often a warning of a more serious strokes possibly coming if one does not make serious lifestyle changes. At the same time strokes and TIAs are medical emergencies to both be treated quickly.

Differences in How Strokes Occur

Ischemic stroke signs tend to occur suddenly while hemorrhagic stroke signs naturally tend to develop gradually.

Main Signs and Symptoms of a Stroke

The main signs and symptoms of a stroke include the following:

  • Difficulty speaking or understanding speech (aphasia)
  • Trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
  • Dizziness or light headedness (vertigo)
  • Numbness, paralysis, or weakness, usually on one side of the body.
    May often include the face, arm or leg
  • Seizure (relatively rare)
  • Severe headache with no known cause
  • Confusion
  • Decrease in the level of consciousness
  • Loss of balance or coordination
  • Vision problems (e.g., blurry vision, blindness or trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
  • Vomiting

Emphasis on Stroke Prevention

With so many serious stroke consequences, it becomes vital to know how to prevent strokes. The best way to prevent stokes is using natural therapies involving lifestyle changes.

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