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Warning Signs


Time is of the essence when it comes to treating a stroke, and knowing the warning signs is paramount to that rapid treatment. Call 911 or seem immediate medical attention if you or someone you know if experiencing any of these symptoms:

  • Sudden weakness or numbness of your face, arm or leg, especially if only on one side of your body 
  • Sudden blurred or decreased vision in one or both eyes 
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding speech 
  • Sudden dizziness, loss of balance or coordination, especially when combined with other symptoms 
  • Sudden unexplainable and intense headache.

A Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA) or “pre-stroke” is a strong indicator that a major stroke is probably imminent if not treated. The signs are similar to a stroke but much less severe, and the symptoms may disappear after a short time.

Banner Boswell Medical Center
10401 W. Thunderbird Blvd.
Sun City, AZ 85351
(623) 832-4000
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