2. Difficulty Speaking
One of the more significant signs of a stroke is difficulty speaking. Many people who have experienced even a minor stroke have had difficulty speaking at some point leading up to the actual stroke or after the stroke has occurred. Having a stroke can impair your ability to be able to express yourself clearly. Your speech may become difficult to understand.
One test that you may try if you think that you have experienced a stroke is to try to say a phrase such as “you cannot teach an old dog new tricks.” If you find that you use some of the wrong words or if you are slurring your speech, chances are fairly high that you have experienced a stroke and you need to go to the doctor. If at any time you find that you are having difficulty forming words, seek out medical attention immediately. Remember, the faster you receive medical attention, the better.