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What are the symptoms of an ischemic stroke?

Oftentimes, ischemic strokes strike suddenly. In many cases, people will first experience an excruciating headache. Other symptoms include:

  • paralysis;
  • numbness on one side of the body;
  • difficulty speaking;
  • confusion;
  • weakness;
  • blurring or loss of vision in one eye;
  • dizziness or loss of balance
  • seizures;
  • nausea and vomiting.

An ischemic stroke is a serious condition that requires emergency medical care.

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