Interruption of blood circulation to the brain due to any reason can lead to stroke. Every moment is precious in such a situation, so don’t delay.
Today is World Stroke Day. There can be many reasons for a stroke. But the most important thing is to recognize the stroke, because every moment is precious. The sooner you can recognize the symptoms and provide rescue to the patient, the less complications will be. Doctors mark this process under FAST. Know what are the symptoms of stroke and quick prevention measures.
what is stroke
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to any part of the brain is interrupted or reduced. Due to which the brain tissue does not get oxygen and proper nutrition. In such a situation, brain cells start getting destroyed in a pinch.
That’s why it is said that ‘time is the brain’, that is, getting emergency treatment within the first hours after a stroke can save brain tissue and help restore normal health or reduce complications. Is.
This means that it is most important to recognize the symptoms of a stroke early and know what to do in case of an emergency.
Know the symptoms and signs of stroke
Difficulty speaking and understanding what others are saying
The person’s tongue may falter when speaking, and there is difficulty in forming words and sentences and in understanding others.
2 Paralysis or numbness in the face, arm, or leg
You may have sudden numbness, weakness or paralysis in your face, arms or legs. This can usually happen in one part of the body. Raise both your hands together above the head.
If one arm starts falling down, it could be a sign that you are having a stroke. Also, if you try to laugh/smile, a part of the face also starts hanging.
3 Difficulty seeing in one or both eyes
You may suddenly have blurred vision or blurred vision in one or both eyes, or you may see everything double.
Sudden and severe headache accompanied by vomiting, dizziness, disturbances in consciousness can be a sign that you have had a stroke.
5 Difficulty walking
You may stumble or you may lose your balance. You may have sudden dizziness or find it difficult to keep pace with your physical activities.
6 hallucinations or disorientation
A person may suffer from confusion or disorientation.
Follow “FAST” to make it easier to understand this situation and the importance of taking immediate action. It means:
Face. Ask the affected person to speak. Does this cause his face to hang from one side?
Arms. Ask the affected person to lift both arms. Does one arm hang down? Or is he unable to lift an arm?
Speak Ask the affected person to speak any sentence. Is his tongue quivering or does it sound awkward?
Time. If you notice any of these symptoms, seek medical help immediately.
As soon as any of the above symptoms or signs are seen, then understand that the possibility of a person being a victim of stroke is very high. Don’t wait for those symptoms to go away. Every minute matters.
The longer the blood supply is blocked, the greater the risk of brain damage and disability. If this happens, do not give aspirin or blood thinners to the patient, because the cause of the stroke can be anything from a blood clot or bleeding in the brain.
do not self-medicate
If the blood pressure is moderately elevated, do not give blood pressure medicines. Get your blood sugar checked if you can, the symptoms of low blood sugar can sometimes be similar to a stroke. In such a situation, immediately take the patient to a stroke center, which has at least CT scan facility and neurologist. Those who can start emergency treatment in the golden hour mentioned above.
This can save lives and prevent weakness and disease-related complications in patients. Due to which the patients remain able to live independently even after the stroke.
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