Q: What are some warning signs to look for when someone may be having a stroke?
A: Warning signs may be seen anywhere from a few minutes to days before a stroke actually occurs. Common signs include: weakness in an arm, hand, or leg; vision loss; numbness on one side of body; difficulty speaking or understanding speech; dizziness; or a sudden excruciating headache. If you experience any of these symptoms or see them in someone else, immediately go to an emergency room or call 911.
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