How To Recognize A Stroke And What To Immediately Do
Some tend to associate seizures to stroke. In such tense situations, the symptoms are relatively different from each other
When stroke is about to happen u'd experience sudden numbness on one side of the body. It could be from the face to the arm and leg.
Patient could be in a confused state, difficulty speaking and understanding
Patient could experience dizziness, unable to move the arm, leg, unable to see clearly even experience severe headache.
You could do a test to determine if it is a stroke.
When you speak with the patient, notice if part of the face incline downward. You can ask the patient to smile to be sure. When he speaks, are his word clear or slurred or a sluggish articulated pattern.
Can the patient lift some part of the body and cannot move some.
If the signs and test are confirmed, seek immediate medical attention. Note if your not a medical practitioners it is best to seek immediate medical attention and let this test be confirm in a more safer atmosphere.
Hope this helps
Anyone at any age can have a stroke. So it's best to control risk of stroke. This conditions can trigger stroke:
- High blood pressure
- Heart disease
- High cholesterol level
- Sickle cell
- Some stroke might be inherent in their family line.
Whatever the case, it is good to protect yourselve against stroke. Your medical team can come handy to help deal with it.
If you have had a mini-stroke before, called transient ischemic attack (TIA). Don't joke with it, your prone to a much higher stroke.
It good to know health condition that could trigger stroke and learn how to manage it.
According to stats, women experience strokes more than men. Pregnancy can lead to stroke. Am not a medical practitioner, but is uncommon in my locality to see this happen. But like we say, some medical conditions can cause.
Birth peels or birth control increases risk of stroke. So beware females