May is Stroke Awareness Month
Stroke is a medical emergency. Learn the warning signs and when to call 9-1-1.
Stroke is a blood clot or bleeding in the brain.
Stroke kills almost 2 million brain cells per minute and can cause brain damage. Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in Ohio, and 6,525 Ohioans died from stroke in 2018. It also is a leading cause of adult disability.
Learn the warning signs of stroke. They are always SUDDEN:
- Sudden drooping or numbness on one side of the face.
- Sudden numbness or weakness in one arm, or on one side of the body.
- Sudden difficulty speaking.
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance, or loss of coordination.
- Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
- Sudden confusion or trouble understanding.
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause.
Learn more on the Ohio Department of Health website at odh.ohio.gov/fast.