Stroke (Signs, Symptoms, Warning Signs) Center

A stroke is an interruption of the blood supply to part of the brain caused by either a blood clot (ischemic) or bleeding (hemorrhagic).

Symptoms of a stroke may include:

  • weakness,
  • numbness,
  • double vision or vision loss,
  • confusion,
  • vertigo,
  • difficulty speaking or understanding speech.

A physical exam, imaging tests, neurological exam, and blood tests may be used to diagnose a stroke. Treatment may include administration of clot-busting drugs, supportive care, and in some instances, neurosurgery. The risk of stroke can be reduced by controlling high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, and stopping smoking.

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Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/17/2018

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