It's the fifth leading cause of death in the country, but many aren't aware of the telltale signs.

When you're having a stroke, you may not realize it right away. Many times people ignore the signs...which is very dangerous, because when it's happening, every second counts. In each minute of a stroke, your brain is losing 1.9 million cells. Which is why it's so important to seek medical help as soon as possible.

You may think that you're seeing double due to exhaustion. The might think your arm went numb because it just fell asleep. You may even think your blurred speech is a result of the medication you're on. These are just a few of the signs that are ignored too often during a stroke. For more ways, read this article from Reader's Digest: