Transcript for Ron Paul suffers medical scare during his show
the health scare for former Texas congressman Ron Paul hospitalized after disturbing moments caught on camera. Watch as the dramatic moment played out during the former "Ron Paul liberty report." Paul begins to have trouble speaking in what appears to be a possible stroke, though there has been no confirmation on a diagnosis. The 85-year-old former GOP presidential candidate later posting a photo on social media from his hospital bed writing I am doing fine. Thank you for your concern. A source close to the family sharing this statement from Paul's son with ABC news. Thank you to all the friends and well wishers who have reached out. My dad is walking, talking, and is in good spirits while he seeks medical attention. Health scares like this are always concerning but dad is in great shape and grateful for everyone's concern. In the U.S., more than 795,000 people suffer from a stroke every year. Risk factors include increasing age, high blood pressure, diabetes, atrial fibrillation and other heart problems, as well as smoking. If you believe someone is having a stroke, the CDC says to act fast. Face, does one side droop? Arms, does one drift downward? Speech, is it slurred or strange? And lastly, time, if you see any of these symptoms, call 911 right away. We say time is brain. If you see these symptoms and you're embarrassed to bring this up to your loved one, don't be because it can save a life in this instance. And strokes in the U.S. Are really common. One person has a stroke every 40 seconds, and doctors tell us, you heard that one doctor talking, a victim's outcome depends very much on how quickly they are treated. So important to spot the warning signs early. And that fast.
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