Silent stroke symptoms: What you don’t know could kill you

Every year more 795,000 people in U.S. have a stroke

ORLANDO, Fla. – May is Stroke Awareness Month and every year more 795,000 people in the U.S. have a stroke.

Knowing the signs, and if it’s happening to you or a loved one is key to surviving it. But there are some silent signs you may not be aware of.

“The headaches that I had, the passing out in the kitchen, you know, the slurred speech,” Secily Wilson in an interview with Ivanhoe said.

These are common signs you’re having a stroke and now, time is crucial.

“Every three to four minutes we delay, you’re one percent less likely to have a good outcome,”Evan Allen, MD and stroke neurologist said.

But it’s the other silent symptoms that you may not be aware of that could delay your response to getting to the ER. Symptoms vary depending on where the stroke happens in the brain.

If the stroke happens in the cerebellum, a person can feel dizzy, nausea, vomit, and have impaired balance. You might also get a numb feeling in your arms and legs.

Temporal strokes affect your speech, word recognition, hearing, and smell. In the occipital part of the brain, a stroke can impact a person’s vision.

If the stroke happens in the frontal lobe, you may have trouble moving your eyes or limbs. Your emotions may seem out of control, as well as your speech.

Studies show a stroke that is followed by lesser-known or less obvious symptoms can sometimes be far more damaging to the brain and body as a whole. Due to the fact, people who do not know they have had a stroke may go longer before seeking medical help.