Mayo Clinic doctors share warning signs of strokes on World Stroke Day

LA CROSSE (WKBT) – Today is World Stroke Day.

Strokes are the number 2 cause of death in the world.

According to the World Stroke Organization, one in four people over 25 will have a stroke at some point in their life.

Doctors say that detecting strokes can be tricky and unexpected.

“It happens unannounced and most people who come to us have no symptoms before.” said Mayo Clinic Health System neurosurgeon Dr. Rabih Tawk.

Symptoms of a stroke can include trouble speaking, paralysis, and a severe headache that doesn’t go away.

If someone is having any of these symptoms, doctors advise you to call 9-1-1 immediately.