Signs of Brain Stroke and How To Deal With It

Stroke requires thorough evaluation and quick treatment. This is a medical emergency that requires immediate attention and quick action. Knowing about the signs and symptoms of brain stroke will allow us to recognize it promptly to prevent further damage to the brain.

Condition of stroke is a medical emergency that required instant aid and prompt solution. A stroke occurs when the brain cells begin to die due to reduced blood supply or interrupted blood supply. One can reduce the chances of brain damage provided quick action is taken at the correct time. Here it is important to evaluate the signs and symptoms of brain stroke to recognize it early and take desirable prompt action. 

In this article, we shall share some of the important signs and symptoms of brain stroke that can be easily detectable to allow you to prevent it at an early stage. Awareness of these signs and symptoms of brain stroke is a must. 

Signs and Symptoms of the Brain Stroke 

The signs and symptoms of the brain stroke are seen equally in men and women. These are as follows- 

Weakness and numbness 

If the patient complains of sudden weakness of muscles of the body, it is important to pay attention to it and not to take it lightly. If symptoms exceed numbness of the face, leg, or arm, it is an emergency situation that must be attended to by a specialist. 

Loss of vision or hand-eye coordination 

Sudden loss of vision can occur due to brain stroke. There will be low strength, orbital muscle weakness, and double vision with blurry speech. The patient may have poor hand-eye coordination with difficulty in understanding speech and speaking as well. This is an alarming sign of stroke. These symptoms, if neglected, can worsen over time. Blurry vision, especially in one eye should be taken seriously.

Unexplained sudden frequent falls 

Loss of balance may cause the patient to suddenly trip. This is also one of the important signs of stroke. Unexplained falls with loss of consciousness, nausea, vomiting, and feverish feeling may all signal brain stroke. Reflux and trouble swallowing food are also associated with brain stroke. 

Sudden severe headache 

Headaches should never be ignored. Most of us tend to neglect commonly occurring headaches due to stress. The sudden heaviness of the head may indicate a blood rush. This may cause severe pain in the head with dizziness and fainting attacks.

FAST-Stroke Recognition 

In order to recognize brain stroke, experts usually recommend a FAST test. These are the most common signs of strokes. FAST stroke stands for- 

  • Face- Ask the patient to smile and check if their face droops on one side 
  • Arms - Tell the patient to raise both arms and check if any one arm goes weak or sags 
  • Speech- Tell a patient to speak or read something. Check for slurred speech with strange words.
  • Time- Time count is important if the answer to any one of the above is “YES.” This can be an emergency and you need to consult a doctor or specialist. 

Remember, early detection and early treatment have better chances of recovery with non-dependency for brain stroke patients in the future. 


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Dr. Rati Parwani

Dr Rati Parwani is a Practising Professional BHMS Doctor having experience of 8 years in the medical field. Her approach towards each and every patient is the utmost professional with high standards of practice. She has nurtured her writing skills and proves it as an asset to her professionalism. She has experience in content writing and likes her writing ethical and scientific-based.

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