Stroke Warning Signs
Stroke is the leading cause of disability and the fourth-leading cause of death in the United States. Because permanent brain damage can occur so quickly, spotting the signs of stroke and responding as soon as possible is crucial for effective treatment. This video provides a closer look at stroke symptoms as identified by actual survivors.
Because stroke can affect different parts of the brain, individuals can experience vastly different symptoms, even if they’ve had a previous stroke. Victims often experience numbness in one half of the body, loss of speech or vision, vertigo, or a sudden headache.
The team at the Riverside Community Hospital ER is always here to provide compassionate and high-quality emergency care to residents of Riverside, CA. Stay connected with us through our 24-Hour Consult-a-Nurse Healthcare Referral line at (951) 788-3000, or take advantage of our free iTriage app.