STROKE WARNING SIGNS YOU SHOULDN’T IGNORE!
According to the latest statistics, the medical experts say that strokes are a leading cause of adult disability and the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S. It is a “brain attack” that occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain is interrupted. In this article we are going to talk about strokes, the most common warning signs and how to protect yourself.
First, you should know that there are 2 major types of strokes: ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic strokes are more common and are caused by a narrowing or blocking of arteries to the brain, resulting in severely reduced blood flow. Hemorrhagic strokes are less common and are caused by bleeding in the brain.
Every type of stroke is characterized by different symptoms, and it has a different impact on every individual. But, strokes have one thing in common – their symptoms occur suddenly.
We give you the most common signs and symptoms of stroke:
- Trouble strolling, poor balance and loss of control
- Trouble talking, inability to speak properly
- Numbness in limbs and face, especially in one side of the body
Other common symptoms of stroke:
- Complete paralysis
- Vision problems (in one or both eyes)
- Unexpected and unexplained disappointment
Learn what the F.A.S.T. acronym means to recognize stroke more easily:
- Face: Carefully examine your face. Is your smile normal? Take a closer look to your sagginess.
- Arms: Raise your arms. Pay attention if any of your arms drifts downward
- Speech: Replicate a fundamental phrase of your choice. Is your speech or slurry?
- Time: Every minute matter for you. Get some medical help as soon as possible.
Keep in mind that the warning symptoms occur instantly. Do not wait for your condition to improve or get worse. Call an ambulance once you notice any of the aforementioned symptoms.
Do not even try to drive to the hospital, because the medical team will start off their life-saving techniques way before you even get to the hospital.
Sometimes these symptoms disappear after several minutes, but you have to get some help anyway. In medicine, these breaks are called transient ischemic assaults (TIAs), and they actually increase the risk of experiencing a full stroke.
Some people cannot make a difference of strokes and migraine, and we give you a few tips on how to differentiate these two:
The symptoms of stroke occur instantly, and migraine develops gradually.
Migraine symptoms are sometimes positive in the way of added stimuli. The sufferer may view flashing lights and even zigzag forms.
TIA signs start developing with unpleasant symptoms, including loss of hearing, vision, and limb power.
Strokes can happen to individuals at any age, but several groups of individuals have a higher risk of experiencing it.
Cases of stroke were recorded in people of all ages, but there are certain groups of people who are at greater risk. This is a list of things that increase the risk of developing stroke:
-Being 55 years old or older
-Heart muscle issues, atrial fibrillation and blood disorders
-Aesthetic issues, migraines
If you want to prevent stroke, you must be active. Start by introducing healthy changes in your diet and lifestyle. Eat more vegetables, fruits, whole grains and start exercising.