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“One of the obvious signs of a stroke is weakness anywhere in the body, but the signs could be subtle,” Watson says.
If you’re worried that someone is having a stroke, “have them hold up both arms. If one arm is weak, it will drop. With you by their side to help, have them walk across the room. Look for strange changes in their gait.”
Unlike a heart attack, stroke symptoms are less likely to be brought on by anxiety, Stein says.
Strokes can cause permanent damage to your brain, so it’s important to get medical care ASAP if you even think somebody might be having one, Saxena says. “Some patients will not have the typical symptoms, and may just have non-specific confusion.”