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Warning Signs & Risk Factors

Warning Signs and Common Symptoms of Stroke

If you have any of the following warning signs for stroke, call 911 immediately:

  • Sudden weakness or numbness of the face, arm, or leg-especially along one side of the body.
  • Sudden confusion.
  • Sudden dimness or loss of vision, particularly in one eye.
  • Sudden difficulty speaking or trouble understanding speech.
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause.
  • Unexplained dizziness, unsteadiness, or sudden falls, especially with any of the other signs. 

Recognizing and responding to these symptoms right away could save a life – maybe even your own. Remember, call 911 immediately if you see anyone experiencing any of these symptoms, or are experiencing them yourself.