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MUST WATCH: Stroke Victim Saved By 'Selfie'

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 KHQ.COM - A doctor in Canada told one woman the numb and tingly sensation she was feeling was just due to stress. Well, that doctor was wrong. She was actually having a mild stroke and has now been correctly diagnosed only because she managed to record the episode on her cell phone as it happened.

The first time this happened to her, she was sent home from the hospital saying she was only showing symptoms of stress, but after showing this video to doctors when it happened again, they discovered she had actually had three mini strokes.

Strokes which are typically seen in the elderly are starting to be diagnosed in younger and younger people because more people are showing high risk to stroke at an earlier age. Risks for stroke include high blood pressure, smoking, heart disease and diabetes.

Symptoms of stroke include:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body.
  • Sudden confusion or trouble speaking or understanding speech.
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
  • Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, or loss of balance or coordination.
  • Sudden severe headache with no known cause.

 

 

 

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