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A stroke occurs when the blood flow to a particular area of the brain is blocked or cut off. When brain cells are deprived of oxygen, they start to deteriorate and die. Usually, the bodily functions and limbs connected to that part of the brain start to malfunction. Muscle control and sometimes memory are lost. A mini-stroke, also known as a transient ischemic attack (TIA), includes many stroke symptoms, but is far less aggressive manner. TIA symptoms usually resolve on their own within a short period of time. However, you should still take them seriously as they could be a sign of issues to come. Be aware of the warning signs to act as quickly as possible, as strokes can happen very quickly.

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1. Face Dropping

Stroke causes facial palsy, a form of facial paralysis. Facial palsy usually affects the lower section of one side of the face. However, the lower eyelid may also droop because of the weight of the cheek. The corner of the mouth may droop, and a lack of sensation can result in drooling. When you smile, only one side of your mouth goes up. In addition, the paralyzed part of your face has no tone or strength.

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