Thursday, October 2, 2008

Signs of A Stroke

Every once in awhile, my husband's work sends out a health newsletter. There have been some really great tips in it. This month's issue has something that I think is important to get out there...the warning signs of a stroke.

Symptoms of Stroke:

*Sudden confusion or trouble speaking
*Numbness or weakness of the face, arms, legs, especially on one side.
*Sudden trouble seeing
*Sudden trouble walking
*Dizziness or loss of balance
* Severe headache with no known cause.

A stroke is the third leading cause of death in the U.S. If you know the signs, you can act immediately. Getting help quickly can save brain tissue and decrease long-term damage.