Stroke is a preventable condition if you learn how to recognize the symptoms your body is sending you. There are two types of strokes – ischemic, which are more common and hemorrhagic. Ischemic strokes are caused by narrowed or blocked arteries to the brain that reduce blood flow, while hemorrhagic are caused by bleeding in the brain. Strokes are currently the #5 killer in the USA, which clearly shows how dangerous they are.

Our blood vessels carry oxygen and nutrients to the brain. When they are blocked by clots, strokes occur, which leaves areas of the brain without oxygen and nutrients. In just a short time, the cells left without food will die off. According to many experts, the brain is the most important organ in the body, responsible for almost all functions in the body. If affected by a stroke, some functions may not work as they should.

However, you should know that stroke is a preventable condition if you know how to recognize the early signs. Experts say that the symptoms differ from person to person, but all strokes occur suddenly. Here are the main early symptoms of stroke:

  • Hiccups;
  • Pain;
  • Breathing problems;
  • Hallucinations;
  • Personality changes;
  • Epileptic attacks;
  • Sickness;
  • Hallucinations;
  • Weakness and dizziness.

If someone close to you has suffered a sudden stroke, you need to get them immediate medical help!