Stroke is a health condition that has a serious percent of death rate in patient in the past decade. It is caused by damaging of blood cells that feed the brain, and it can also be a blood cloths formed in this area which can burst during the stroke and cause bleeding in the brain.
Stroke usually happens fast, without any signals, but with clear symptoms. It is very important to be aware and read the symptoms so that you can react in time. It is very important to seek for medical care in the first 3 hours after the attack.
Stroke can be classified as a rapid loss of brain function that happens because of irregular blood flow to the brain. This may cause various serious damaging of brain cells as well as internal bleeding that can cause huge pressure that can destroy brain tissue.
SYMPTOMS OF STROKE EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW
Our body can signal about everything that is going on inside. It will signalize every malfunction so that you can do everything that is in your power to act in time and prevent serious damages.
Here are some of the most common symptoms of stroke:
- Sudden numbness in the body, face, arms or legs that is especially intense on one side of the body.
- Problems with talking
- Hardness in understanding other people talk.
- Problems with sight with one or both eyes
- Intense headache
- Vertigo, dizziness and coordination problems.
These are almost most common and clear symptoms that what you are dealing with is a stroke and you need to act as soon as possible.
WHAT TO DO TO HELP THE PERSON WITH STROKE
If the patient is experiencing one of more of these symptoms, you need fast confirmation that it really is stroke what you are dealing with. If the person smiles and you notice that the muscles on one side of the face are limp and hanging, ask the person to stretch forward both arms. If one arm goes higher you only need to check out the speech of the patient with signs of stroke. If the patient has problems pronouncing simple sentence and is mumbling then it is the confirmed: it is definitely stroke.
First call ambulance as fast as possible because when you are dealing with stroke the more time you waste the bigger are the possibilities for your brain to suffer from damages. Wait for the ambulance, don’t take the patient to the hospital on your own, because ambulance will get to the ER faster as well as the patient. Don’t give the patient medication especially not aspirin. Tell the doctor all that you noticed about the signs and symptoms, as well as everything you went through with the patient between the stroke and the arrival of the ambulance. After the check up the patient needs to follow all given advice in order to recover fast and without consequences.