Stroke

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about stroke.

What are the symptoms and warning signs of a stroke?

An easy way to remember the symptoms and warning signs of a stroke is the FAST acronym. Face. Arm. Speech. Time. Does your loved one have a facial droop? When they hold up their arms, is one drifting lower than the other? Check their speech. Can they repeat a simple sentence without slurring or without using incorrect words? If you feel your loved one is having a stroke, T is time. It's time to call 911.

Some of the other signs and symptoms of a stroke can be a sudden severe headache, sudden vision changes, sudden inability to walk or gait imbalance, sudden loss of memory, or sudden numbness, tingling, or weakness on one side of the body.

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Source: Bryan Ludwig, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute; John Terry, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute; Elizabeth Marriott, MD, Clinical Neuroscience Institute

Schedule an appointment

If you think you are having a stroke, dial 911 immediately. To schedule an appointment with a neurologist, call (866) 608-FIND(866) 608-FIND or complete the form below to receive a call from our scheduling department to make an appointment.