Silent Strokes Are More Common Than We Think! Here’s What We Know
There’s a terrifying epidemic that involves some people suffering strokes without even realizing it. Known as silent strokes, they either have no discernible symptoms, or you just don’t remember them. But make no mistake, they can cause significant, permanent damage to the brain.
A stroke usually causes:
-Sudden weakness or numbness in the face, arm, or leg on one side of the body
-Abrupt loss of vision, strength, coordination, sensation, speech, or the ability to understand speech (these symptoms may become worse over time)
-Sudden dimness of vision, especially in one eye
-Sudden loss of balance, possibly accompanied by vomiting, nausea, fever, hiccups, or trouble with swallowing
-Sudden and severe headache with no other cause followed rapidly by loss of