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What can be signs of a stroke at a young age?

Although strokes are rare at a young age, symptoms are mostly the same as in the elderly. Neurological symptoms such as headache, weakness, facial drooping, numbness or tingling, nausea or vomiting, changes in vision and altered mental status are all symptoms of stroke. Usually the weakness is just on one side of the body. Also, most of the time you will see a combination of symptoms. In younger age groups, strokes are mostly caused by existing conditions such as heart defects, blood disorders or trauma causing brain bleeds.

Stroke presentation includes weakness in limbs, language difficulties, and numbness, regardless of age.

Signs of a stroke for younger patients are dizziness, imbalance, and numbness in the arms.

Signs of stroke in younger patients include pain around the ear and jaw, severe headaches and imbalance.

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