- You may feel weakness, numbness or be unable to move a part of your body.
- Strokes often attack one side of the body
- Vision may become blurred or fuzzy
- A painful headache or dizziness is common
- Loss of balance
- Difficulty talking or understanding others
If you think you are experiencing a stroke, seek treatment immediately. Certain drugs are most effective in the first three hours after a stroke has occurred.
How to Prevent a Stroke
- Don’t smoke
- Eat foods low in fat and salt
- Take your blood pressure medication
- Limit your drinking (beer, wine and spirits)
- Exercise as much as possible
- Get screened for blood pressure, diabetes and cholesterol