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Knowing these 10 signs of a Stroke can save your life!

India TV Lifestyle Desk New Delhi 07 Apr 2017, 12:36:56 IST
India TV Lifestyle Desk

Do you know that stroke is the second leading cause of disability in the world? Every year, 15 million suffer stroke worldwide and unfortunately, one third of them die as a result. 

The worst part about a stroke is, it occurs without a warning, even in children. So, it’s better for us to know the early signs of stroke. By identifying the early symptoms of stroke, we can save a life. 

Pain on one side of the face 

Sudden and unbearable pain on the one side of the face is a clear sign of stroke. 

Blurry vision 

Sudden difficulty in seeing or blurry vision also signifies stroke. 


Hand tremors are uncommon but signify obstruction of blood to the brain. 

Loss of balance 

Sudden lack of coordination and inability to balance your body is a common stroke symptom. 

Difficulty in walking 

If you’re suddenly finding it difficult to walk, then don’t take it lightly. It might be a stroke. 

Facial paralysis 

This is the most-obvious sign of stroke. Sudden numbness in one side of the face indicates stroke in progress. 


Not all headaches signal stroke. A sudden, sharp and unbearable pain in the head can be a sign of incoming stroke. Women are more likely to get stroke headache than men. 


If you suddenly become clueless and disoriented in the middle of a task, it could be a sign of stroke. 


Vertigo is a sensation of moving or swaying without any actual movement of body. 

Trouble speaking 

The part of our brain which is responsible for speech is often affected by stroke. Inability to speak can be a clear sign.