Stroke is rare among newborns and babies, but it can occur.Read More
Strokes are the leading cause of death in the and a major cause of severe, lifelong disability.
Strokes happen when a blood vessel that brings oxygen to the brain is either blocked (ischemic attack) or bursts open (hemorrhagic stroke). Lack of oxygen kills the brain cells that this particular blood vessel serves, and the part of the body that these brain cells control stops working.
When the blood vessel is only blocked for a short time, it’s called a transient ischemic attack (or TIA). They are like mini-strokes or warning strokes, and they tend to happen before a major stroke. The symptoms are similar to those of a major stroke but only last for a few minutes.
Knowing the signs of a stroke can help you get treatment fast and maybe even avoid a major stroke event in the case of TIAs.Read More
Do you know the warning signs of a stroke?
A stroke, also known as a brain attack, occurs when blood flow to the brain stops, and the brain cells in the area begin to die. A stroke can affect the entire body.
Acting fast can make a big difference for someone who’s having a stroke. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) emphasizes that getting emergency help within an hour can prevent long-term disability or death.
|F for face||If you notice a droop or uneven smile on a person’s face, this is a warning sign.|
|A for arms||Arm numbness or weakness can be a warning sign. You can ask the person to raise their arms if you’re unsure. It’s a warning sign if the arm drops down or isn’t steady.|
|S for speech difficulty||Ask the person to repeat something. Slurred speech can indicate that the person is having a stroke.|
|T for time||If someone is experiencing stroke symptoms, it’s time to act fast.|
Additional symptoms of stroke may include:
- vision troubles, in one or both eyes
- numbness in limbs, most likely on one side
- overall fatigue
- trouble walking
If you feel these signs yourself, or see them affecting someone else, call (0183) 2224424, 5062224, 98146-52424. for your local emergency services.Read More