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A stroke, sometimes referred to as a Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA), can occur for one of two reasons: a burst blood vessel, or a blockage in the vein. In either case, identifying stroke symptoms and seeking immediate medical assistance is the key to survival.

A key sign of a stroke is numbness or paralysis that affects one side of the body. In the face, this may show up as a lopsided smile or droopy eyelids. One arm may feel weak and the person may not be able to lift it.

Paralysis may also extend to the legs and feet. Drop foot is common. The stroke victim may not be able to lift their foot or point their toes. You may notice the person shuffling when they walk.

Slurred speech is another sign. This can be a result of facial muscle paralysis or lack of oxygen to the brain. Also due to the decreased oxygen, the person may have difficulty coming up with the right words or not be able to understand what is being spoken to them.

Some stroke victims experience vision disturbances. This may include blurry vision or a complete loss of sight. This typically occurs when the blockage or burst occurs near the optic nerves.

A severe headache may occur. This is often in response to the increased pressure in the brain. Stroke victims often appear confused and, in some cases, frightened.

Without proper care, there is a risk that paralysis may become permanent. Even worse, if blood and oxygen flow to the brain is not restored soon enough, the brain will begin to shut down, leading to death. If you notice any of these stroke symptoms in a loved one, it is imperative that you get them medical assistance rapidly.

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