A stroke is often referred to as “a silent killer”. Signified by reduced blood flow to the brain or a clot present which inhibits the flow of blood, it can quickly become a medical emergency if not promptly and properly attended to. In the case of a stroke, knowing the signs and symptoms and being able to recognize them is the difference between recovery and permanent brain damage, even death. If you or anyone you know is suffering from the following symptoms, call 911 immediately to avoid a life-threatening emergency.
Blurred vision. Trouble seeing, focusing, or periods of blurry vision indicate that there might be a more serious situation afoot. In some cases, temporary loss of vision in one or both eyes indicates that medical attention is urgently needed. Do not hesitate to contact your doctor if you are experiencing sudden problems with vision.