Most strokes have these symptoms:
- Weakness or having a hard time moving one half of the body, especially the arms and legs
- Having a hard time talking
- Drooping or having a hard time moving one half of the face
- Blurry vision
- Dizziness or loss of balance
There’s also one uncommon kind of stroke that usually only has one symptom: having the worst headache of your life.
These symptoms usually come on fast. Strokes are very serious medical emergencies. Even if you’re not sure, it’s important to seek help right away if you think you may be having a stroke.
For strokes, remember to BE FAST:
- Balance – having a hard time balancing, dizzy
- Eyes – blurry vision
- Face – one side of the face is drooping
- Arms – arm or leg weakness
- Speech – having a hard time talking
- Time – time to call 9-1-1
If your face droops and your arm goes numb, BE FAST and call 9-1-1