What Are Unignorable Early Symptoms of Stroke?

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Sharing from Terri: "hello, i am 65, i am a diabetic, hbp etc. i was talking to my roommate a little bit ago, and i felt something wasnt right in the middle of talking, however roomate said i started talking slow, like maybe a down syndrome person and i said i said hold on a sec like i was trying to remember what i was saying and after that i was fine, any ideas what all this could be, it doesnt happen often. now i do take 5 mgs of ambien for sleep, amd on depression meds and this has happend aguess about 3 times not all at once but spaced out times. do u think its anything that i shoulsd (should) be real concerned about ? i dont go bact (back) to my primary dr(doctor) til july" Based on Terri's description, we are unable to tell what exactly happened to him. However, it is likely that the situation was caused by insufficient blood supply to the brain. It's serious because it might be a warning sign of a stoke. In Terri's situation, we recommend him to see his doctor as soon as possible to lower your chances of further damages. A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die. As you get older, chances of stroke gets higher. In Terri's case, he suddenly started to talk slow and forgot what he said, which seemed like some early warnings of stroke. Because the symptoms of stroke invovle troubles of understanding and speaking. Here are some other symptoms of stroke:
  • Paralysis or numbness of the face, arm or leg.
  • Trouble with seeing in one or both eyes.
  • Headache. A sudden, severe headache, which may be accompanied by vomiting, dizziness or altered consciousness, may indicate you're having a stroke.
  • Trouble with walking.
Watch for these signs and symptoms if you think you or someone else may be having a stroke. Pay attention to when the signs and symptoms begin! When you have severe and sudden stroke, do not hesitate to call 911 for professional medical help. We are sincerely grateful for Terri's sharing story! We hope all the questions you raised and stories you shared could make a difference to those who are suffering from it.  All your kind sharing or questioning is welcomed.  Once again, HTQ is always available as long as you need us.  
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