Mar 04, 2019 - 06:17 PM
Stress hormones increase blood pressure, and when those hormones are around long-term, it can lead to high blood pressure, the leading cause of stroke.
These stress hormones are also known to lead to diabetes, atherosclerosis (artery disease), and heart disease, which are all stroke risk factors.
- Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg on one side of the body.
- Sudden confusion, difficulty talking or understanding.
- Sudden trouble seeing on one side.
- Sudden, severe difficulty walking, dizziness, loss of coordination or balance.
- Sudden, severe headache for no known reason.
A stroke is a medical emergency and requires immediate medical attention.
Early action can minimize damage to the brain and potential complications. A full blown stroke can result in permanent disabilities and even death.