Know the Signs of Stroke
It's always important to act quickly when a stroke occurs, and being able to recognize the symptoms makes it easier to respond. Some symptoms experienced by both men and women include:
- Sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg — especially on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
- Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
- Sudden severe headache with no known cause
Women often have additional unique symptoms, such as:
- Sudden face and limb pain
- Sudden hiccups
- Sudden nausea
- Sudden general weakness
For more information about stroke or to schedule an appointment, call the Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center Outpatient Clinic, 713-441-5066.
Stroke Diagnosis and Treatment
Stroke is a type of cardiovascular disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. A stroke can take place suddenly and can lead to long-term disability or even death. In fact, after heart disease and cancer, it's the third most common cause of death in America. Every year, about 780,000 Americans suffer a new or recurrent stroke; of those, usually more than half are women.
The Methodist Hospital has made understanding, diagnosing and treating stroke a priority. We established the Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center to research the causes and symptoms of stroke, yielding innovations in prevention, rehabilitation and recovery. The Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center is dedicated to providing customized care for every stroke patient through a multidisciplinary approach. The highly trained staff includes neurologists, neurosurgeons, cardiologists, emergency medicine specialists and a dedicated nursing team specializing in stroke.
To schedule an appointment, contact the Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center Outpatient Clinic at 713-441-5066.