Understanding the warning signs of stroke is important because it enables you to seek emergency treatment at the nearest hospital as soon as the symptoms arise. This reduces the risk of death and permanent disability. Some of the classic symptoms of stroke include drooping on one side of the face, weakness on one side of the body, and slurring of the speech. Confusion, dizziness, and a sudden severe headache are other potential indicators of stroke.
You can hear more about this medical emergency by watching this video. This animation explains the various risk factors of stroke. For example, women and African-Americans are more likely to suffer stroke.
Largo Medical Center has been certified as a Certified Primary Stroke Center by the Joint Commission. Largo, FL residents can learn more about our hospital’s services, including bariatric/weight loss surgery and our emergency services, by calling (727) 470-6826.