When the brain does not get enough oxygen, it is unable to perform its usual functions. Symptoms of a stroke depend on the area of the brain that is affected and the amount of damage done to the brain tissue.
If a stroke is small, there are no symptoms but it does cause damage to the brain tissue. Such a stroke is called a silent stroke. However, symptoms of a stroke manifest themselves either in a few minutes or a few hours. Symptoms of a stroke may appear and disappear, or disappear completely, or become worse in few hours. Around one third of all strokes during sleep and symptoms of a stroke are felt and noticed after waking up.
Symptoms Of A Stroke
o Weakness in the arm or leg, or both on the same side of the body
o Numbness of feeling of pins and needles may be present on one side of the body or part of a side
o Problems in coordination. You may find it difficult to keep your balance or face problems in picking up things
o Facial muscles may start drooping
o Slurring in speech and you are not able to control the movements of your tongue and lips
o Having problems in swallowing
o Experiencing dizziness
o Sudden and severe headache
o Loss of peripheral vision or blindness
o Sudden confusion
o You may become unconscious
o You may face difficulty in walking
Signs Of A Stroke
Most people do not experience any signs of warning when a stroke is about to happen.