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Simple Signs Of Strokes You Must Know If You’re Older Than 15

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Social media’s beloved star and model Katie May suffered from a catastrophic stroke. May, 34, had tweaked her neck when she fell during a photo shoot in late January. She had tweeted that she pinched a nerve a few days before she was hospitalized.1

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But it turns out that May was suffering from something much worse than a pinched neck. A fit woman like May, could she suffer from a stroke?
Experts say it’s possible to get a stroke even when you’re younger and in relatively good health. According to TMZ, Doctors told May’s family that she suffered a carotid artery dissection, which starts as a tear in the artery wall. It can be caused by an injury like a bad spill, and leads to a blood clot that blocks blood flow to the brain.

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While this particular kind of stroke is rare, strokes are on the rise in younger people due to factors like hypertension.
The early signs to look for are: a sudden onset of dizziness or severe headache. These are prominent symptoms in women under 45, sometimes accompanied by hiccups and nausea. A few more symptoms of strokes are loss of language, changes in vision, and decision making.
If you have been ignoring the headaches, you need to call 9-1-1 immediately. And if your ER doctor tries to diagnose you with something else, like an inner ear infection or a migraine, don’t give up. Migraine won’t kill you, stroke may.

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The CureJoy Editorial team digs up credible information from multiple sources, both academic and experiential, to stitch a holistic health perspective on topics that pique our readers' interest.

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