StrokeDiagnosis

Strokes are usually diagnosed by doing physical tests and studying images of the brain produced during a scan.

overview

A stroke is a very serious condition where the blood supply to part of your brain is cut off. It needs to be treated in hospital as soon as possible.

symptoms

Common symptoms of a stroke include your face dropping on 1 side, not being able to lift your arms and slurred speech.

causes

A stroke can be caused by either a blood clot in the brain or bleeding in the brain.

treatments_overview

A stroke needs to be treated in hospital as soon as possible. Treatments include medicines to treat blood clots and sometimes brain surgery.

Page last reviewed: 15/08/2019
Next review due: 15/08/2022