Avatar universal

What are the symptoms of a stroke

What are things to look for when someone maybe having a stroke. I have a friend that wakes up with his arm being numb and when he caugh's he has sharp pains going up that same arm.
2 Responses
Sort by: Helpful Oldest Newest
469934 tn?1333135282
The first three letters of stroke are S.T.R.  
Smile - An uneven or droopy smile is a warning sign
Talk - Slurred speech is a warning sign
Raise Both Arms Above Your Head - If you are unable to do this, that is a warning sign
Stick Out Your Tongue - If your tongue is twisted, that is a warning sign

Visit the stroke websites or health forums (such as this one) for detailed information:

I hope your friend is okay!  All the best and have a wonderful weekend,
Helpful - 0
Avatar universal
Hi Marlenap,
How are you?  How is your friend? Stroke warning signs are clues your body sends that your brain is not receiving enough oxygen. This includes: sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body, sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding, sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes, sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination, and sudden severe headache with no known cause.

Other important, but less common symptoms of stroke include: sudden nausea, fever, and vomiting , brief loss of consciousness or period of decreased consciousness (fainting, confusion, convulsions or coma).

I hope this helps. Take care and regards.

Helpful - 0
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Stroke Community

Top Neurology Answerers
1780921 tn?1499301793
Queen Creek, AZ
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
Find out how beta-blocker eye drops show promising results for acute migraine relief.
In this special Missouri Medicine report, doctors examine advances in diagnosis and treatment of this devastating and costly neurodegenerative disease.
Here are 12 simple – and fun! – ways to boost your brainpower.
Discover some of the causes of dizziness and how to treat it.
Discover the common causes of headaches and how to treat headache pain.
Two of the largest studies on Alzheimer’s have yielded new clues about the disease