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7 symptoms of a stroke you should not ignore

Would you know it if your loved one had a brain stroke? Here are the symptoms you should look out for.

Written by Pavitra Sampath | Published : September 2, 2015 7:00 AM IST


First Aid For Brain Stroke

A stroke is a condition where there is a clot in one of the blood vessels that feeds the brain -- resulting in varied symptoms. If left untreated this condition can lead to long term damage and even death. Here are the 7 symptoms of a stroke you should watch out for.



Headache: This is one of the most commonly misunderstood symptoms of a stroke and can be easily missed. A sudden and extremely painful headache should always be checked out by a doctor.  Also Read - 5 Dos And Don'ts For Parenting Your Teenager


Blurred Vision

Blurred vision: This is where the blood clot is in the part of the brain that helps in vision. Sudden onset of blurred vision is a definite sign of stroke. Do not ignore it.


Slurred Speech

Slurred speech: Another red flag for a stroke, slurred speech is a sign that the person's brain is affected in the region that controls speech.


Weakness On One Side

Weakness on one side: This usually happens when the part of the brain that affects movement and muscle control is affected. Weakness on one side is often accompanied with the inability to stand or move limbs of that side.  Also Read - "Bathing Is An Absolute Meditation" Know From Ayurveda Expert


Loss Of Balance

Loss of balance: This is a symptom that can often be misjudged. Loss of balance accompanied with limb weakness must be looked into immidiately and not ignored.