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dano7744 eNotes educator| Certified Educator

A stroke or CVA, cerebrovascular accident may have many different signs or symptoms. Among the S/S are extreme headache, neurological deficits such as slurred speech, weakness in a arm or leg, trouble walking, talking or seeing. Hemiparesis, one side of the body is paralyzed. You could also have numbness, tingling, or a pin prick sensation in your fingers or toes. The type and severity of the S/S will depend on which specific area of the brain is involved because different ares of the brain are responsible for different functions.

There are many causes of CVA, with uncontrolled hypertension (high BP) being the number one factor. If you think someone is having a stroke, call emergency services at once. Different types of CVA are treated differently and time spent getting to the hospital is vital. Some treatments have a definitive time line. In other words, depending upon how long you have had the S/S varied treatment options are available to the patient.

urthona eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Stroke symptoms include the sudden appearance of:

  • severe headache
  • numbness, weakness, or paralysis of the face, arm, or leg, usually on one side of the body
  • difficulty in speaking
  • confusion or trouble understanding
  • impaired vision in one or both eyes, such as blurring, double vision, or loss of vision
  • difficulty in walking, dizziness, or loss of balance or coordination




thewanderlust878 | Student

A stroke is a very serious and scary medical problem that needs to be addressed immediately if you or someone is exhibiting the following symptoms:

  • Sudden weakness or numbness in the face, arm, or leg on one side of the body
  • Abrupt loss of vision, strength, coordination, sensation, speech, or the ability to understand speech. 
  • Sudden dimness of vision, especially in one eye.
  • Sudden loss of balance, possibly accompanied by vomiting, nausea, fever, hiccups, or trouble with swallowing.
  • Sudden and severe headache with no other cause followed rapidly by loss of consciousness -- indications of a stroke due to bleeding.
  • Brief loss of consciousness.
  • Unexplained dizziness or sudden falls.

Hope this helps!

sid-sarfraz | Student

Symptoms of Stroke:- 

There are some symptoms of stroke that everyone should know, so that one can call for an ambulance as soon as possible;

  • You will feel that some of your body parts like face, arm and leg numb or weakness will be spreading throughout your legs, arms and face.
  • You wont be able to understand that what an other person is trying to tell you. You wont be able to reply since you all the words would feel blurred in your mind.
  • You wont be able to walk or in other words you will be stumbling again and again and wont be able to walk properly with confidence.
  • Your vision will be blurred. You wont be able to see clearly.
  • Suddenly you will feel a heavy head and without any cause there will be a severe headache.

If You feel these symptoms then go and see doctor immediately.

atyourservice | Student
  • Trouble with walking. You may stumble or experience sudden dizziness, loss of balance or loss of coordination.
  • Trouble with speaking and understanding. You may experience confusion. You may slur your words or have difficulty understanding speech.
  • Paralysis or numbness of the face, arm or leg. You may develop sudden numbness, weakness or paralysis in your face, arm or leg, especially on one side of your body. Try to raise both your arms over your head at the same time. If one arm begins to fall, you may be having a stroke. Similarly, one side of your mouth may droop when you try to smile.
  • Trouble with seeing in one or both eyes. You may suddenly have blurred or blackened vision in one or both eyes, or you may see double.
  • Headache.
revolution | Student

First, they are difficult to hear and understand, as they cannot controlled how they speak and their hearing is seriously hampered. They would not understand very well, and you have to repeat many times to get into his head. He might have a slurred speech and awkward expressions. They also cannot move or walk properly, always clumsily tripping over themselves, and might have periods of dizziness and disorientation. Your eyesight might be affected, having trouble seeing clearly in front of you. You might also be numbed on one part of your body, in the form of pain or paralysis. You might have a heart problem too, if you have a stroke. If all these symptoms relates to your family members in anyway possible, you have to see the doctors immediately.