What are the signs that you often observe when a person has had a stroke?
Select true or false for each of the statements below:
- Arm/leg weakness – the arm/leg may seem floppy or weak. The person may drop things.
- Collapse (altered level of consciousness) – in some cases the individual may collapse when they have a stroke.
- Fall/loss of balance – due to limb weakness or dizziness this may occur.
- Facial weakness/drooping of mouth on one side – muscle weakness can cause drooping of the mouth and drooling of saliva may be observed.
- Speech difficulties – the person may have slurred speech, loss of speech or may appear confused in what they say
Symptoms NOT associated with stroke are:
- Stomach ache – this is not an indicator of stroke.
- Pain in chest and left arm – this is not a typical stroke symptom and may indicate another medical condition such as heart attack.
- Nosebleed – this is not an indicator of stroke.
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Page last reviewed: 13 Jan 2020