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kstinnett | Honors

Posted July 4, 2013 at 4:23 AM via web

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What are the indications, risk factors, signs and symptoms of someone who is having a stroke?

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trophyhunter1 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Senior Educator

Posted July 30, 2013 at 5:27 AM (Answer #2)

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Some symptoms of stroke include: headache, trouble with speech, trouble with comprehension, paralysis of limbs or face, and trouble with vision. Risk factors include: being overweight, lack of exercise, high cholesterol, cigarette smoking, diabetes, heart disease. Other factors are family history of stroke, age, gender-strokes are more common in men than women, and even race-stroke risk is greatest in African Americans than other groups. Another term for stroke is cerebrovascular accident. A blocked blood vessel or bleeding around the brain can result in stroke. Strokes are the third major cause of death in the United States.

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