Weakness/numbness on one side

Weakness/numbness on one side

If you are experiencing weakness, numbness, and/or discomfort on one side of your body that isn’t associated with a specific injury, it may be a sign of an underlying medical condition. While these symptoms could also be caused by an injury in that area, it’s important to rule out other issues before making any decisions. For example, dizziness is usually caused by benign conditions like dehydration; however, they can also indicate an impending stroke. The best way to treat them is typically through observation and treatment at home; if symptoms persist or worsen despite initial treatment, then you should seek immediate medical attention from your primary care physician or visit a walk-in clinic for advanced care.

When symptoms happen on one side of your body, it’s important to let your doctor know immediately. Symptoms can be caused by a heart attack, stroke, and/or aneurysm. If you feel weakness on one side of your body, seek immediate medical attention. Remember that weakness can include numbness and tingling as well as a weakened grip or leg muscles when walking. If you’re having these symptoms, ask someone to take you to an urgent care center immediately if one is nearby; otherwise call 911 for assistance.

A heart attack could strike at any time, even if you feel great. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) estimates that 90 percent of Americans with heart disease have no idea they have it. If you are experiencing chest pain, seek medical attention immediately. A number of symptoms point to possible heart problems

Anytime you have weakness/numbness on one side of your body, especially if it radiates to your face and tongue, it is essential that you seek emergency medical attention immediately. Those symptoms can mean you’re having a stroke, even though many people think of strokes as only affecting older people. In fact, strokes are among the most common reasons for an emergency room visit by anyone under 55 years old. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience those symptoms!