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Symptoms of Stroke

Recognizing the signs of a stroke is crucial for timely intervention and improved outcomes.

  • 24 Nov 2023
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Stroke is a life-threatening medical condition that happens when part of the brain doesn’t receive enough blood. The blood flow may get cut off due to a blocked artery or bleeding resulting from a burst blood vessel.  Lack of blood supply causes oxygen deficit and results in the death of the brain cells.

A stroke is a medical emergency, and prompt treatment is necessary to prevent any long-term disability or death. It is advisable to seek immediate medical care to reduce the chances of brain damage and other related complications.

 

What are the symptoms of Stroke?

Stroke treatments work best when the affected person receives medical care within 3 hours of the appearance of the first symptoms of stroke.  The sooner the condition is treated, the more likely a person will recover without much brain-related disability. The signs and symptoms of stroke include:

  • Sudden imbalance in the body movement. The person may face trouble walking or lack of coordination in movement.
  • Sudden blurred or blackened vision either in one or both eyes. A person may also experience double vision.
  • Paralysis or numbness on the face, arms, or legs This usually affects one side of the body. One corner of the mouth may also droop.
  • Sudden confusion, slurring words, and difficulty in understanding speech.
  • Sudden and intense headache. This may be accompanied by vomiting and dizziness.

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Conclusion

A stroke is the brain’s version of a heart attack. This is a life-threatening medical emergency. Time is critical in determining the recovery and treatment. So, take a person immediately to a hospital when he experiences symptoms of a stroke. Note down the time the symptoms appeared, this will help a healthcare provider to know what treatment options are best for the patient. If there is a delay in care, it can lead to permanent brain damage and death.

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