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What are the signs of a stroke?

 
mamacita69930

Asked by mamacita69930 at 10:21 PM on Jan. 2, 2011 in Health

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  • http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/stroke/DS00150/UPDATEAPP=false&FLUSHCACHE=0

    There are different types of Strokes, and if caught early enough the damage can be reversed. My Father died from a massive stroke,but had 5 of them over a period of 10 yrs before he died. It's best to consult with a Dr that specializes in this area...
    MrsLeftlane

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 10:56 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • Have them smile, raise both arms, if one side is drooping that's a big sign. Also talking - if they're slurring, another big sign. If you suspect a stroke, get the person to an ER ASAP - if they're treated within a certain amount of hours (3 or 4) damage will be minimal, but if they're not treated within that short window, they'll have a lot more residual damage. And if you suspect you may have had a stroke, call 911 if you don't have anyone with youc apable of driving, do not drive yourself.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:26 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • I've heard that if the victim cannot smile or a side of their face is drooping they are having a stroke?
    Queenofscrap

    Answer by Queenofscrap at 10:24 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • My husband lost his eyesight suddenly, lasted for about an hour with a headache, the ER thought it was a migraine.
    emptynstr

    Answer by emptynstr at 10:31 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

  • My father had a mini stroke about 14 years ago. He started getting dementia and it seems he suffered one but will find out tomorrow 100% with the doctors. Thanks ladies.
    mamacita69930

    Comment by mamacita69930 (original poster) at 11:34 PM on Jan. 2, 2011

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