Stroke symptoms: Five 'sudden' signs of the condition in men and women

If you suspect that you or someone else is having a stroke, phone 999 immediately and ask for an ambulance.

Stroke is a type of cerebrovascular disease, which is one of the leading causes of death in the UK. Stroke accounts for roughly 75 percent of deaths from cerebrovascular diseases, according to the Stroke Association.

There are five signs to look out for in both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

“By knowing the signs and symptoms of stroke, you can take quick action and perhaps save a life,” the site states.

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