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Sherry L. Pierce
Author of "I'M OK"




Symptoms of a Brain Attack

Warnings signals of Ischemic Stroke:

  1. Chest pain.
  2. (TIAs) are warning signs of a stroke.
  3. TIAs are mini-ischemic strokes, usually caused by tiny Emboli (often formed of pieces of calcium fatty plaque) that lodge in an artery to the brain. They typically break up quickly and dissolve but they do temporarily block the supply of blood to the brain. The mental and physical disturbances generally clear up in less than a day because blood supply is quickly restored to the brain. 

  4. Frequent migraines or severe headache (if you are a migraine sufferer, get advice from your doctor on how to learn to distinguish the difference between your usual headaches and symptoms of a stroke.)
  5. Temporarily blurry, or lost of vision in both eyes.
  6. Tingling or numbness in the mouth, cheeks, or gums.
  7. Dizziness
  8. Nausea and vomiting.
  9. Difficulty swallowing.
  10. Inability to speak clearly.
  11. Weakness in the arms and legs, sometimes causing sudden fall.
  12. Seizure can occur within seconds of a blockage of a brain artery depending on how the blood clot gets to the brain, depends on the matter of time you have before the stroke.  (If the clot traveled to an artery in the brain the onset is sudden.)  If the clot formed within the brain the onset occurs gradually.  (Can take days.).
  13. The blood clot usually affects the opposite side of the body from it�s location in the brain, with possible loss of feeling on one side of the face, in an arm or leg, or blindness in one eye.

Warnings signals of Hemorrhagic Stroke:

  1. Abrupt headaches.
  2. Nausea and Vomiting.
  3. Sensitivity to light.
  4. Various Neurological abnormalities.

When the aneurysm ruptures, the stroke victim may experience

The following:

  1. A terrible headache.
  2. Neck Stiffness.
  3. Vomiting.
  4. Altered states of consciousness.
  5. The eyes may become fixed in one direction or lose vision.
  6. Stupor, rigidity, and coma.

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