<p>You may have a mental picture of what strokes are like, but in truth there are several different types of stroke, and they can affect the body in very different ways. An ischemic stroke occurs when a blood clot cuts off blood supply to the brain, while a hemorrhagic stroke describes a brain bleed. Then there are mini-strokes and silent strokes that don't cause dramatic symptoms, but leave behind real damage.</p>Learn More
Headache or Stroke?Get the Facts
Dr. Jeanne Morrison, PhD
Should I talk to my doctor about my stroke symptoms?
<p>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.</p>
- QHow common are strokes?
- QWhat types of stroke are there besides ischemic strokes?
- QHow often are strokes fatal?
- QWhat are the symptoms of a hemorrhagic stroke?
- QWhat are the different types of stroke?
- QWhat is a stroke?
- QIs a stroke serious?
- QHow do other illnesses affect a stroke?
- QHow common is stroke in the United States?
- QWhat is a silent stroke?
- QHow painful is a stroke?
- QWhat are hypertensive strokes?
- QAre stroke victims getting younger?
- QHow can I benefit from surgical compression stockings after a stroke?
- QWhat questions might I ask my doctor if I have had a stroke?
- QHow dangerous is a brain stroke?
- QWhat can be signs of a stroke at a young age?
- QWhat does time is brain mean?
- QWhat is the connection between headache and stroke?
- QWhat are brain attacks?
- QShould I call 9-1-1 for someone who has had or is having a stroke?
- QWhat should I do if I think I am having a stroke?
- QWhy is a stroke called a brain attack?
- QWhat are Comprehensive Stroke Centers required to have?