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Monday, February 22, 2010
How do I know someone is having a stroke?
Here's a good question: How do I know someonne might be having a stroke?
The signs of stroke can be subtle. They may include
sudden weakness of one side of the body
sudden facial droop
inability to speak
sudden severe headache
People of any age can have a stroke. If you or someone you know is experiencing these symptoms, it is important to get to a hospital right away. There are medications that can be given to treat stroke symptoms but they must be given within 3 hours of symptom onset.