(HealthDay News) — Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States, says the American Stroke Association.

The association mentions these warning signs:

  • Face drooping. Is the person’s smile uneven or lopsided?
  • Arm weakness. Is one arm weak or numb?
  • Speech. Is speech slurred or hard to understand?

Additional symptoms of stroke include sudden numbness, confusion, trouble seeing, difficulty walking and severe headache. Call 9-1-1 immediately if someone shows any of these symptoms.

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