When it comes to stroke treatment, time is a critical factor. For ischemic
stroke, clot-busting medication will be the most effective method of treatment,
but this medication can only be administered within a few hours of the
onset of symptoms. Therefore, it is essential to recognize the signs of
stroke and respond by seeking emergency care at the initial onset of these
signs. Below, you can see the
classic symptoms of stroke along with some not-so-common signs that might occur as well.
Classic stroke symptoms
The most iconic signs of stroke include
numbness or weakness in one side of the face or body, sudden confusion, trouble walking, severe
headache, and sudden blurriness in vision. A person suffering from a stroke
may be unable to repeat simple sentences or answer basic questions. He
or she may also be noticeably disoriented and have difficulty remaining
balanced while walking or standing.
While it is not necessary to go to the ER every time you have hiccups,
some stroke patients will experience hiccups in addition to the more common
stroke symptoms above.
Chest pain is a symptom that should not ever be overlooked since it may
be associated with stroke, heart attack, and a number of other serious
condition. During a stroke, chest pain may be characterized as a heavy
pressure in the chest or persistent, throbbing pain.
Women are more likely to experience a more subtle signs of stroke, such
as sudden fatigue. Just like heart attacks, stroke is often underdiagnosed
in women, and this typically leads to a higher rate of fatalities and
If you suspect that someone is having a stroke, call 911 right away and
ask to be taken to Good Samaritan Hospital. We are a
Comprehensive Stroke Center, meaning that we are equipped with the skills and technology to treat
both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke at all hours of the day. To learn
more about our stroke care and other hospital services, give us a call
at (888) 724-2362 and speak with one of our registered nurses.