If you are with someone who is experiencing these symptoms and cannot reach 911, drive them to the hospital immediately. If you are experiencing the symptoms yourself, have someone else drive you. Signs of a Heart Attack Common Symptoms Chest Pain, usually radiating toward the left shoulder and arm. The arm may be tingling or numb. Nausea, vomiting Cold sweats, shortness of breath and lightheadedness Feeling of indigestion Dizziness, weakness, and fainting Abdominal pain Signs of a Stroke Common Symptoms: Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination Sudden, severe headache with no known cause
A stroke is an interruption of the blood supply to any part of the brain. A stroke is sometimes called a "brain attack."
Cerebrovascular disease; CVA; Cerebral infarction; Cerebral hemorrhage; Ischemic stroke; Stroke - ischemic; Cerebrovascular accident; Stroke - hemorrhagic
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
A stroke happens when blood flow to a part of the brain is interrupted because a blood vessel in the brain is blocked or bursts open.
If blood flow is stopped for longer than a few seconds, the brain cannot get blood and oxygen. Brain cells can die, causing permanent damage.
There are two major types of stroke: ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke.
Ischemic stroke occurs when a blood vessel that supplies blood to the brain is blocked by a blood clot. This may happ...
Definition Foul-smelling stools are stools with a very bad odor. They usually have to do with what you eat, but may be a sign of a medical condition. Alternative Names Foul-smelling stools Considerations Stools normally have an unpleasant odor, but one that is recognized as fairly common. Stools that have an extremely bad, unusual odor may be due to certain medical conditions. Foul-smelling stools also have normal causes, such as diet changes. Common Causes Celiac disease - sprue Crohn's disease Chronic pancreatitis Cystic fibrosis Intestinal infection Malabsorption Short bowel syndrome
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