Do You Know the Signs of a Stroke?

When someone has a stroke, urgent treatment is crucial. Learn about the signs of stroke and how they may be different for men and women.


A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted. It can be caused by a variety of factors, from having high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, or atrial fibrillation to being overweight or sedentary.
Do you know the signs of a stroke
If you suspect that you or someone else is having a stroke, you need to get medical help immediately. The faster treatment begins, the better the chances of reversing the damage and having a full recovery.
Call 9-1-1 for stroke help. “Don’t call your doctor. It just wastes time,” says Mark Green, MD, a neurologist and professor of neurology, anesthesiology, and rehabilitation medicine at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Get to the ER so that the medical staff can determine whether a stroke is the problem, and if it can be treated with clot-busting drugs.


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