10 Considerable Signs of Stroke in Early Stage
Strokes are serious medical emergencies that can affect your physical and mental health. The good news is that most strokes are preventable with lifestyle changes, medication, or surgery. If you think you’re having a stroke, get to the hospital as soon as possible. But how do you know if it’s really a stroke? This article will cover what signs to look for when you suspect a stroke and what kinds of tests your doctor may order after a stroke diagnosis has been made.
It is important to note that headaches are not always caused by a stroke. In fact, they can be symptoms of other conditions such as migraines, sinus pain, tension headaches and more. However, if you experience unusual headaches coupled with other symptoms of stroke like dizziness, weakness and numbness in the face arm or leg difficulty speaking or understanding others sudden vision loss or double vision then these may be signs that you are having a stroke.
- Vision problems
- A person with vision problems may complain that their vision is blurry or they see double, or they might have difficulty reading, seeing colors, or driving at night. If you experience any of these symptoms, seek medical attention immediately.
Loss of coordination
- Loss of coordination: This is one of the most common signs of stroke. The person may have difficulty walking, talking or swallowing. If you notice that your loved one’s speech is slurred, they can’t move their arm or leg on one side properly, or they exhibit any other unusual behaviors, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible.
- Flu-like symptoms: If a person experiences sudden weakness in their face muscles (called hemiparesis), it’s likely due to a stroke related injury like an infarct (when an artery becomes blocked). They may also feel dizzy and nauseous due to low blood pressure after suffering from such a serious condition.
Dizziness or vertigo
Dizziness or vertigo is another common symptom of stroke. Dizziness can also be a sign of other conditions, such as low blood pressure, dehydration, medication side effects, and alcohol use. It’s important to know that dizziness may also be caused by certain types of stroke.
Symptoms of dizziness include: lightheadedness or feeling faint
a spinning sensation that might make you feel like your surroundings are moving or spinning around you
Weakness or numbness
- Weakness or numbness in the face, arm or leg.
- Weakness or numbness in the face, arm or leg can be a sign of stroke.
- Weakness or numbness in the face, arm or leg is a symptom of stroke.
Difficulty speaking or understanding others
- Difficulty speaking or understanding others is a sign of stroke. If you are having difficulty speaking, try to get the words out as best you can. Try to describe what is happening to you in simple words and phrases.
- Be prepared for the possibility that no one will understand what you’re saying, so it’s important to use gestures when appropriate.
Changes in mood
Changes in mood are also common signs of stroke. Some people who have had a stroke may be depressed and have feelings of hopelessness, sadness, or worthlessness. Some may have episodes of irritability and anger. Stroke survivors may also experience mood swings—one minute they’re happy, the next they’re sad or angry.
Changes in personality can be seen in some stroke survivors as well. This can include being less patient or more quiet than usual; paying less attention to grooming or appearance; speaking differently; becoming socially withdrawn; acting inappropriately (perhaps laughing when there is no funny situation); being unable to control inappropriate behavior such as swearing at inappropriate times (such as during religious services)
Fatigue and nausea
One of the most common symptoms of stroke is fatigue and nausea.
- If you feel nauseous, it’s easy to mistake this feeling for hunger. However, if it persists for more than 24 hours after eating or drinking something that typically does not cause nausea (such as water), it could be a sign of stroke.
- Feeling fatigued can mean simply being tired or having no energy—but if you’ve had these feelings for several days without any relief and they get worse over time, they may be a sign of stroke or another serious condition. For example, when someone has chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), they might feel tired all day long; but this condition can be distinguished from CFS by other associated symptoms and lab tests that show evidence of infection or inflammation around your central nervous system (CNS).
You should always seek medical attention if you think you’re having a stroke
If you recognize any of the signs or symptoms above, seek immediate medical attention. The best way to do this is by calling 911 and seeking help at the hospital closest to you. Do not drive yourself; if possible, have someone else drive you (and don’t take aspirin). If it’s not possible for someone else to drive you, call an ambulance instead of driving yourself to the hospital.
The most important thing to remember is that stroke symptoms can be subtle and hard to detect. If you think you are having a stroke, it is important to seek medical attention immediately so that you can get treatment as soon as possible.