If you detect the warning signs of a stroke in yourself or a loved one, it’s critical to call for emergency medical help immediately. One quick way to detect a possible stroke is to assess the individual’s smile. If the smile droops on one side of the face, emergency care is required. The individual may also have sudden weakness or numbness in one arm or leg.
Other signs of a stroke can include confusion, problems understanding speech, and difficulties communicating. The individual may complain of a sudden, severe headache and he or she may lose consciousness. It’s also possible for victims of a stroke to experience the sudden loss of vision in one eye, to have problems swallowing, and to experience impairments of balance and coordination.
Englewood Community Hospital provides advanced and prompt stroke treatment to those in the Englewood, Venice, and Northport areas. If you have any questions about the emergency care services available at our hospital, give us a call at (888) 685-1598.