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Stroke Symptoms

Prompt Treatment, When Every Second Counts

When it comes to medical emergencies such as strokes, quick and effective care can make all the difference. That’s why Premier ER & Urgent Care is dedicated to providing the highest quality care during emergency situations, including state-of-the-art care for stroke symptoms in Central Texas. By recognizing the symptoms of a stroke, you can take swift action and seek immediate medical attention.

If you believe you or a loved one may be experiencing signs of a stroke, call 911 or visit your nearest emergency room immediately.

Recognizing the Signs of a Medical Emergency

A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is disrupted, leading to the loss of brain function. Time is of the essence, as every minute without treatment can result in further damage to the brain. Being aware of the common signs of a stroke can help save lives.

The most common stroke symptoms are as follows:

  • Sudden Numbness or Weakness: This can occur in the face, arm, or leg, particularly on one side of the body. Pay attention to any sudden drooping or difficulty moving these body parts.
  • Trouble Speaking or Understanding: Slurred speech, difficulty finding words, or confusion in understanding others may indicate a stroke.
  • Severe Headache: A sudden and intense headache, often described as the worst headache of your life, can be a sign of a stroke.
  • Vision Problems: Blurred or double vision, sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes, or difficulty seeing out of one eye are all potential indicators of a stroke.
  • Dizziness or Loss of Balance: Feeling lightheaded, experiencing a sudden loss of balance, or having trouble walking straight should not be ignored, as these may also indicate a stroke.

Providing Emergency Care in Waco, Temple, Woodway, and San Marcos

Premier ER & Urgent Care is committed to offering top-notch medical facilities and services, allowing patients to receive the most effective care during emergency situations. With experienced doctors, nurses, and support staff, we are able to provide comprehensive care to patients in need.

During a stroke, every second counts. Facilities equipped with advanced diagnostic tools and a full-service lab allow us to quickly assess, diagnose, and treat emergency situations. This allows for timely treatment interventions, such as administering medications or performing certain life-saving procedures. For those recovering from a sustained stroke, we also offer occupational health services in Waco, Temple, Woodway, and San Marcos.

When to Take Action

If you or someone around you experiences any of the symptoms mentioned above, it is crucial to act swiftly. Call 911 immediately and seek medical attention at the nearest emergency room.

For additional information on stroke symptoms and treatment services, please contact one of our Premier ER & Urgent Care locations.