Brain Stroke Symptoms

Recognizing the symptoms of a brain stroke is critical for getting prompt medical attention. The acronym F.A.S.T. is often used to remember the most common Brain stroke symptoms:


  • Face Drooping: One side of the face may droop or feel numb. When the person smiles, the smile may appear uneven.
  • Arm Weakness: One arm may feel weak or numb. When the person raises both arms, one arm may drift downward.
  • Speech Difficulty: The person's speech may be slurred or difficult to understand. They may also be unable to speak at all.
  • Time to Call Emergency Services: If any of these brain stroke symptoms are present, it's important to call emergency services immediately.

If you or a loved one is considering symptoms of a brain stroke, call at 9667064100


Other Brain Stroke Symptoms can include


  • Numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body.
  • Confusion, trouble speaking, or understanding speech.
  • Trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
  • Trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance, or lack of coordination.
  • Severe headache with no known cause.

It's important to act quickly if you or someone else shows signs of brain stroke symptoms, as immediate treatment is crucial for reducing the risk of long-term damage and improving outcomes.


What is brain stroke?


A brain stroke, also known simply as a stroke, occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting the oxygen and nutrients it needs. 


Know Your Doctor at Felix Hospital

If your loved one is suffering from a brain stroke, it's important to know your doctors at Felix Hospital.

Dr. Saumya Mittal has over 16 years of experience in medicine, with 2 years as a specialist. He is an expert in treating stroke, brain hemorrhages, neck pain, backaches, memory problems, Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, dementia, seizures, epilepsy, neuropathy, muscle disorders, migraines, and headaches. Consult Dr. Mittal for any acute or chronic issues related to movement and nerves.


Dr. Sumit Sharma, a neurosurgeon with over 10 years of experience, specializes in neurological and neurosurgical conditions, including brain tumors, brain injuries, spinal tumors, spine injuries, spine fractures, brain and spine TB, hydrocephalus, migraines, neck pain, back pain, depression, and anxiety problems. Trust Felix Hospital for expert care in neurological health.


FAQs about brain stroke


  • What is the main cause of brain stroke?

Ans. The main cause of a brain stroke is the interruption of blood supply to part of the brain. This can be due to a blockage (ischemic stroke) or bleeding (hemorrhagic stroke).


  • Can brain stroke be cured?

Ans. While brain stroke itself cannot be "cured," early and effective treatment can significantly improve recovery and reduce long-term effects. Rehabilitation and ongoing medical care can help manage and mitigate symptoms.


  • What is the best treatment for stroke?

Ans. The best treatment for brain stroke depends on the type. For an ischemic stroke, treatments may include clot-dissolving medications (thrombolytics) and mechanical clot removal. For a hemorrhagic stroke, treatments focus on controlling bleeding and reducing pressure in the brain.


  • What are the warning signs of brain stroke?

Ans. The warning signs of a brain stroke include sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg (especially on one side of the body), confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech, vision problems, difficulty walking, dizziness, and severe headache with no known cause. Remember the acronym F.A.S.T.: Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, and Time to call emergency services.


  • What happens during a stroke?

Ans. During a stroke, blood flow to a part of the brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. Brain cells begin to die within minutes, leading to symptoms such as weakness, confusion, and loss of coordination. Immediate medical attention is crucial to minimize brain damage and improve outcomes.

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