Early Warning Signs of a Stroke: Know the Symptoms & Seek Medical Treatment ASAP by Joyce Knestrick, CRNP, FAANP

Family Health
16 days ago
Early Warning Signs of a Stroke: Know the Symptoms & Seek Medical Treatment ASAP

Every 40 seconds, someone has a stroke. Too often, victims don’t recognize the signs or wait to see if the symptoms go away before seeking emergency treatment, but this is the wrong approach. During a stroke, your brain loses 1.9 million cells a minute, and delayed treatment increases the chance of lingering speech difficulties, memory loss, behavioral changes or worse, death. If you experience these stroke warning signs, call for help immediately:

  • Blurred vision or seeing double.
  • Numbness or the feeling of pins and needles in your arm or other extremities.
  • Slurred speech.
  • Wobbliness or poor balance.
  • Confusion or loss of train of thought.
  • A bad migraine.

As we age, it can be easy to chalk stroke symptoms up to just being exhausted, but don’t fall into that trap. If you suspect you are having a stroke, call 911. Every second counts! Learn more at WeChooseNPS.org.

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community. Inspire ... and be inspired.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Minority Health Issues: 4 Ways Nurse Practitioners Are Standing Up to Racial Health Disparities

Daily Aspirin Therapy No Longer Recommended for Prevention of Heart Attack & Stroke for Older Adults

​Stroke Awareness Month: Don't Blame Your Brain for Ischemic Stroke! Here’s Why!

Donna John
We lost my uncle in January to a massive stroke, and my dad had a minor stroke a couple years ago. They are scary and everyone needs to know the signs.
Elisa All Schmitz 30Seconds
Such a frightening thing because it often comes on so suddenly. Thank you for this very helpful information, Joyce Knestrick, CRNP, FAANP !

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Linoleic Acid & Heart Health: Fatty Acid in Peanuts May Lower Risk of Major Cardiovascular Events

Can a Rash Be a Sign of Illness? Yes! Know the Symptoms to Watch For!

Memorial Day Weekend Travel: How to Avoid Illness & Other Medical Consequences While Traveling

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for 30Seconds.com and get the best of our tips each week!