Signs of a stroke

How to tell if someone is suffering a stroke, and what to do about it: 

• Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body

• Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or difficulty understanding speech

• Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes

• Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or lack of coordination

• Sudden severe headache with no known cause

Call 911 right away if you or someone else has any of these symptoms.

Source: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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