A stroke, or brain stroke, is when the blood flow to a particular area of the brain is blocked, or cut off. The brain cells are then deprived of oxygen and they start to deteriorate and die. Usually, the bodily functions and limbs connected to that part of the brain will start to malfunction, muscle control is lost and sometimes brain memory.
A mini stroke is known as a Transient ischemic attack (TIA) and is an attack where you may experience many of the stroke symptoms, but in a far less aggressive manner. TIA symptoms will usually resolve on their own within a short period of time, but still must be taken seriously as they could be a sign of things to come in the future. In both cases, you need to be aware of the warning signs to be able to act as quickly as possible as strokes can happen very quickly.
1. Face Dropping
This is a form of facial paralysis and is often known as facial palsy caused by stroke. Usually, the lower section of one side of the face is affected but the lower eyelid may also droop because of the weight of the cheek that is unable to hold its own. The corner of the mouth may droop and a lack of feeling here can result in drooling. When you smile only one side of your mouth will go up and there will be no tone or strength to the part of your face that is in paralysis.