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The Signs and Symptoms of Stroke


Suffer a stroke (cerebrovascular accident or Stroke) is much more serious and Comm than you think. Every 40 seconds, a person is having a stroke! So it is very important to know the body language that indicates that someone may be having a stroke

If you do not already know, a stroke is a rapid loss of brain function due to disturbance in the circulation and blood supply to the brain. A stroke is a serious medical emergency that can cause permanent neurological damage and death.
Risk factors for stroke include advanced age, high blood pressure, previous stroke, diabetes, high cholesterol level and smoking. Strokes are the second leading cause of deaths worldwide.
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What are the warning signs?
It is crucial to recognize the warning signs of stroke because the sooner they are treated, the lower the chances of having serious brain damage. The symptoms of stroke may develop gradually, but usually the sintomes appear suddenly and without warning. Symptoms of stroke include:
-Numbness or weakness of the face, arm, erna, especially on one side of the body.
-Sudden confusion or trouble to understand other people.
-Problems speaking or babbling and suddenly scrambling the words when a person has never had difficulty speaking.
-Difficult to do with one or both eyes.
-Difficulty walking and maintaining balance and motor coordination. This, accompanied by sudden pain, is one of the reasons why people affected by stroke suddenly fall to the ground.
-Dizziness or lightheadedness
- Severe headache that occurs without apparent reason.
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There are also several types of stroke for which you should be informed:
Ischemic Stroke: This type of stroke occurs when a blood vessel that leads blood to the brain becomes blocked (clogged) for several reasons, the most common being a blood clot.
Hemorrhagic stroke: This is a very serious form of stroke because it occurs when a blood vessel ruptures and blood leaks into the brain.
Transient Ischaemic Attack (TIA): Considered as a "mini-stroke", usually by temporary blockage, the AIT does not cause permanent brain damage but can cause Some of the signs of stroke listed above, which can last from minutes to hours. These are warning signs that can not be ignored.
What should I do if a loved one has a symptom?
Do not ignore the warning signs: even if only one of the signs, see a doctor or get the person a hospital immediately.
Do not wait, because every minute counts!
-Call emergency service if you or your loved one experience one or more symptoms among the few minutes.
Check-in time at which symptoms began to be able to inform first responders in the hospital.
Watch this video of the Brazilian Society of Cerebrovascular Diseases of the importance of body language to recognize the symptoms of stroke, in order to effectively provide relief.

Remember that Cerebrovascular Accidents can be very serious. So stay alert to the symptoms and physical signs that suggest a person is suffering a stroke.

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