A stroke is a serious medical emergency that occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted. When this happens, the brain cells begin to die.
There are two types of strokes: ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic strokes are caused by a blockage in one of the arteries supplying blood to the brain, while hemorrhagic strokes are caused by a ruptured blood vessel in the brain.
In this blog post, we will discuss five silent stroke symptoms that are not often immediately recognized by those who experience them. We will also discuss what someone should do if they experience any of these symptoms.
5 Silent Stroke Symptoms
If you experience any of the following symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention immediately:
- Sudden confusion or trouble speaking.
- Sudden paralysis or weakness in the face, arm, or leg (especially on one side of the body).
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
- Sudden dizziness, loss of balance, or lack of coordination.
- A sudden, severe headache that is different from any previous headaches you have experienced.
If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important to call 911 and get to a hospital as soon as possible. Time is critical when it comes to stroke treatment! When minutes matter, every second counts.
Early recognition and treatment of stroke can mean the difference between life and death, or between a full recovery and long-term disability. Don't wait to see if the symptoms go away- get help immediately!
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Unfortunately, sometimes a stroke can occur as a result of a medical mistake. If this happens, you may be entitled to compensation. At Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC, our experienced medical malpractice lawyers can help you understand your legal options and fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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