Symptoms of a stroke [infographic]

Posted on 22 September 2020

A stroke happens when your brain isn’t getting the blood it needs. There are two main causes of stroke: a blocked artery (ischemic stroke) or leaking or bursting of a blood vessel (hemorrhagic stroke).

Treatment is required right away to lower chances of permanent damage to the brain, disability, or even death.

Sometimes a stroke happens gradually, but you’re likely to have one or more sudden symptoms. Below we share the most common symptoms of a stroke. Minutes matter in treating stroke so if you experience any of these symptoms it’s best to call ER24 on 084 124.

Published in Heart & stroke

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