he National Stroke Council is devoted to research and education on the causes and effects of Brain Attack (stroke).
Do you know the signs of a stroke?
What is a Stroke?
A stroke is a "brain attack." Blood and oxygen are blocked off from reaching vital brain cells and the brain cells die. There are 3 types of stroke; a blood vessel in the brain becomes blocked by fatty deposits or blocked by a blood clot, or a blood vessel ruptures.
Early Warning Signs of Stroke
If you experience any of the following warning signs, go to a hospital immediately!
Temporary blurring or dimming of vision
Temporary inability to understand written or spoken words
Temporary change in speech
Tingling feeling around mouth
Temporary numbness or loss of use of an arm or leg
Temporary dizzy spell, mainly if it occurs together with one or more if the above symptoms
REMEMBER: Denying these dangerous symptoms can kill you! Get medical help right away.
Send for our free brochure Your 5-Minute Guide To Stroke (or Brain Attack) - Prevention and Survival. The National Stroke Council publishes quarterly STROKE LINES, an informative newsletter regarding Strokes and Stroke relate subjects - sign up today!
You can also order our Stroke Survival Manual -- valuable information to assist the stroke survivor and/or spouse or loved one. ($3.95 + $1 s/h)
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