A stroke is a serious, life-threatening condition that requires emergency treatment. The earlier a person with the condition gets treatment, the less damage to the brain will occur. Symptoms to watch out for include a sudden, excruciating headache; paralysis; difficulty speaking; and confusion. If you have these symptoms or see an individual you think might be experiencing a stroke, call for an ambulance.
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A stroke is a life threatening condition, if you think you are having a stroke it is important to receive emergency medical care as soon as possible. You should not delay by contacting your physician. You should get to the emergency room as fast as possible. Call an ambulance if necessary. The longer treatment is delayed more damage can be done to the brain increasing the risk of serious permanent disability or even death.
If you have had a TIA (stroke symptoms which went away after a short period of time), this should immediately be brought to the attention of your health care provider as you are at an increased risk of having a debilitating stroke.