Dizziness following a stroke is a common stroke symptom. In fact, more than half of all stroke victims experience some degree of dizziness. Dizziness is typically experienced in two separate areas: upper and lower body. The imbalance of blood flow in the brain can result in confusion, which is also known as post-stroke dizziness.
This type of dizziness usually occurs right away. A few minutes after the stroke, unawareness of what is happening usually sets in. Some people may not have any symptoms, but other people will suddenly become very light-headed. It takes time to adjust to light-headedness, so many sufferers may not realize they are dizzy until it’s too late. Another common stroke symptom is lack of balance. Balance problems can be caused by brain damage or a lack of blood flow in the brain.
Sudden onset of confusion is another common stroke symptom. This can also be confused with difficulty seeing in one or both eyes. Some people have only minor blurred vision, but others may have severe vision problems. The blurry vision is caused by blood flowing in the brain slower than normal, resulting in blurred vision.
Loss of balance is the first symptoms most people notice. Most of the time, this affects either one or both arms. The affected arm will most often sway back and forth. The person may also find that their sensations cause them to turn their head to the side.
Some people with milder strokes can experience hearing loss or temporary blindness, or a partial loss of sensory abilities. Others with more serious strokes can experience a complete loss of sensory functions, along with difficulty hearing, or complete blindness. Blurred vision and difficulty seeing in one or both eyes are common after severe injuries to the brain. Hearing loss may occur as a result of damaged blood vessels near the ear or the brain.
One of the most common symptoms is facial drooping. The face droops down as the blood supply to the area slows, causing the face to droop slightly lower. Sometimes, the face will not droop all the way down but will just tilt forward. When the face does not droop all the way down, there is a strong possibility of a stroke affecting the upper extremity, or the arms, first. If it turns out to be the arms first, then the face will droop down and the hands will follow.
A stroke symptom that is a bit more specific to people who have suffered strokes of different types is loss of coordination. This symptom can mean that the person has suddenly lost the ability to walk. It can also mean the inability to speak or move the legs. Another common symptom is difficulty seeing in one or both eyes. This symptom, vision seeing in both eyes, is known as double vision and can be a sign of peripheral retinal hemorrhage, which occurs when the arteries surrounding the eyes become swollen or enlarge, and begin to put pressure on the retina.
Another symptom is sudden confusion or disturbed thought. For some people, this is simply just confusion or daydreaming. For others, this is a sign of a severe headache. The severity of a headache can vary from person to person and is usually judged on how long it takes to go away or on how severe the headache is when it first presents itself.
Numbness or a tingling feeling in either one or both legs is another symptom of a stroke. This feeling usually occurs around the face or feet. Another sign of a stroke is a change in skin texture. Skin flaking or loose skin may be seen in patches or areas where there was no pain before the stroke.
Some patients who suffer a stroke will experience facial weakness. This is usually in the forehead and eyes. Sometimes, a patient may not experience drooping of the eyelids, but may instead notice a change in the size, shape, and movement of their eyes. Another symptom is sometimes known as bradykinesia, which is a condition where the muscles of the face don’t respond properly to commands. This facial weakness can be seen by a lowered or crossed eyelid, raising the eyebrow, averting the eyes from the forehead, smiling weakly, and squinting.
Another set of symptoms is the presence of a sudden onset of a severe headache. This is usually followed by nausea, vomiting, and sweating. Severe headache is usually one of the major risk factors for stroke that is considered when evaluating a patient’s medical history. If these signs are present in your case, it is in your best interest to get a thorough examination by a doctor of chiropractic, as this could be the beginnings of a more serious medical problem.
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