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Strokes are the leading cause of death in the United States. They are caused when blood vessels in the brain develop blockages or burst.

Without immediate treatment, brain cells quickly begin to die, which can lead to disability or death.

Symptoms of stroke include:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the body (especially on one side).
  • Sudden changes in vision or difficulty swallowing.
  • Sudden, severe headache.
  • Sudden dizziness or difficulty walking.
  • Sudden confusion.
  • Sudden difficulty speaking or understanding.

Call 911 immediately if you or someone you know experiences these symptoms.

You may conduct a quick stroke test. Here are stroke clues:

  • Does one side of the face droop?
  • Raise the arms. Does one arm drift down?
  • Repeat a simple sentence. Do the words slur?

Call 911 immediately if you detect these stroke symptoms.

Tips adapted from www.WebMD.com/stroke/ss/slideshowhow-stroke-overview

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