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Prevention

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.

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

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

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

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

Symptoms of a stroke

The main symptoms of stroke can be remembered with the word FAST:

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

Medical treatments

Treatment depends on the type of stroke you have, including which part of the brain was affected and what caused it.

Strokes are usually treated with medication. This includes medicines to prevent and dissolve blood clots, reduce blood pressure and reduce cholesterol levels.

In some cases, procedures may be required to remove blood clots. Surgery may also be required to treat brain swelling and reduce the risk of further bleeding if this was the cause of your stroke.

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

Read more on the NHS website.