Stroke Facts

According to the National Stroke Association, there are many different types of strokes. A stroke may start with warning sign called a Transient Ischemic Attacks or TIA's.

Not all TIA's result in a stroke, but it may be a warning sign that a stroke could occur. Other warning signs may include:

  • Sudden onset of weakness or numbness on the face, arm or leg, or on one side of the body.
  • Sudden onset of confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
  • Sudden onset causing trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
  • Sudden onset of trouble walking, dizziness, or loss of balance or coordination.
  • Severe onset of a headache with no known reason.

Different types of strokes can affect different centers of the brain such as motor control, speech and language, and bowel and bladder function. The right side of the brain controls the left side of the body and the left side of the brain controls the right side of the body.

According to the National Stroke Association, the majority of strokes are: Ischemic, Embolic, Thrombotic, Large Vessel Thrombosis, Small Vessel Disease/Lacunar Infarct, or Hemorrhagic.