Stroke symptoms in men
They found that the most common symptoms in men were:
- difficulty maintaining balance, also called poor coordination
- weakness on one side of the body
- numbness on one side of the body
because men tend to exhibit better-known symptoms, bystanders and medical personnel may recognize strokes more quickly in men, reducing the time between the stroke and treatment.
Early warning signs of a stroke :
An ischemic stroke is the most common type. It involves a piece of plaque or a blood clot blocking an artery in the brain.
Hemorrhagic strokes are less common, and they involve bleeding in the brain.
A person may experience a transient ischemic attack (TIA), or a “mini-stroke.” These may feature short-term, stroke-like symptoms, and they can serve as a warning sign for a stroke.
The acronym FAST can help a person to remember the most common symptoms of a stroke, which are:
- Face drooping. A stroke can cause numbness or weakness on one side of the face. When a person with this symptom tries to smile, only one side of the mouth may respond.
- Arm weakness. A person having a TIA or stroke may be unable to raise one or both arms above the head and keep them there.
- Speech difficulty. A person may have difficulty speaking, or their words may not make sense.
- Time. If a person has any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical assistance. A stroke is a medical emergency, and receiving urgent treatment can prevent further injury to the brain.
Other symptoms of a stroke include:
- feeling faint
A person having a stroke may show several symptoms or only one, such as one-sided weakness.
A stroke cuts off blood flow to the brain, depriving brain cells of oxygen and nutrients. If a person does not get medical attention quickly, they are at risk of permanent brain damage or death.