June is National Alzheimer's and Brain Awareness Month !
Stroke, Bell's palsy, and sudden deafness are conditions that each have a specific window of time to get evaluated or treated. Learn the signs and seek immediate help to reduce or reverse any disability.
Stroke: There are two kinds of stroke. An ischemic stroke is a blockage that prevents blood flow to the brain, says David Wang, DO, FAAN, chair of The American Academy of Neurology Stroke Section and Clinical professor of neurology at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria.
Know the signs:
- Facial droop
- Arm or leg weakness
- Speech problems (an inability to speak or garbled speech)
- Sudden bad headache
- Double vision
- Difficulty walking
- Vision loss
- Sudden loss of sensation on one side of the body