Winter Haven Hospital Neurosciences FAQs

What are the risk factors for stroke?

  • High blood pressure
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease
  • High cholesterol
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol abuse
  • Stress
  • Overweight
  • Inactivity

What are the warning signs of a stroke?

  • Your face, arm, or leg suddenly becomes numb or weak on one side of the body. It may go away.
  • You can’t understand other’s speech or talk clearly
  • Loss of vision in one eye, blurred or double vision
  • Severe headache

What should I do if I see or experience these symptoms?

Call 911 immediately!