Stroke symptoms and diagnosis--All about the symptoms and diagnosis of stroke
From Jose Vega M.D., Ph.D., former About.com Guide
Strokes symptoms can vary from mundane illnesses such as dizziness or headache, to unusual and bizarre ones, such as the sudden inability to speak or to understand others when they speak. Learn about the many different ways a stroke can show up in someone's life, and about why it is so important to seek prompt medical attention when they occur.
- How is a Mini Stroke Different From a Silent Stroke?
- Can Poor Memory be a Symptom of a Silent Stroke?
- This Feels Like a Stroke, But is it?
Who's at risk?
Depending on your medical history, your daily habits, and your genetic composition, you too can be at risk of stroke. In this section you will find out who is at risk of stroke and what you can do to keep yourself stroke free.
- Are you at risk?
- Alcohol, drugs, and strokes
- Medical conditions that cause atherosclerosis, and strokes
- Heart Disease And Stroke. Are you at risk?
- Which of Your Bad Habits Can Cause You A Stroke?
Most strokes are caused by insufficient blood flow to one part of the brain. But a minority are caused due to bleeding. These are called hemorrhagic strokes. Learn the many causes of hemorrhagic strokes, their symptoms, their diagnosis, and their treatments.
An early diagnosis of stroke is a key component for its successful treatment. Learn about the different ways strokes are diagnosed and why it is so important that a diagnosis is made within minutes after a stroke occurs.