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Experts Shares Ways On How To Recognize A Stroke

A stroke is considered to be in third place on the list of the deadliest diseases and disorders according to The World Health Organization. Unfortunately, most strokes aren't even noticed until it's too late.

This article will show you how to recognize a stroke and how to prevent it from taking a life.

Doctors have identify two types of strokes, a hemorrhagic stroke and an ischemic stroke caused by a vessel blockage. An ischemic stroke can have no distinct symptoms and can easily go unnoticed. But according to statistics, 80% of strokes are of the ischemic type. 37% of these stroke patients die, 31% of those who had a stroke need constant care, and 20% can't walk on their own afterward.

This is what happens during a strokeDoctors have confirmed that the most common reason for an ischemic stroke is a clot or a spasm that blocks the blood flow in a certain part of the brain. The tissue around the clotted vessel swells and the space in the skull is limited. The intracranial pressure increases and a headache appears. Afterwards, the entire brain suffers from the high pressure. Moreover, during the stroke, one's arms and legs can stop moving, a person might lose their coordination or the ability to hear or speak, and in some cases, even hallucinations may appear.

After some time, the blood end up flowing into the neighboring arteries and veins, and the swelling disappears along with the headache. Remember that, the nervous system takes a lot of time to recover and some of its functions might disappear completely.

Experts also claimed that, the memories of yesterday or the events that happened 10 years ago disappear in cases of a very mild stroke. In more serious situations, the person becomes disabled, but if the stroke is recognized on time, there is a good chance that damage could be prevented.

Symptoms of an ischemic strokeThe symptoms includes sudden numbness or weakness on the face, in the leg or arm especially on one side of the body. Confusion, the inability to speak or understand, problems with one or both eyes, difficulties walking, dizziness, loss of coordination and also you may experience a severe headache that appears suddenly without reason

Although there may be no difference in symptoms between the 2 types of strokes, but either way, the wrong approach in treatment can kill the patient. And that's the main reason why it's very important to call a doctor immediately to be diagnosed correctly.

Other symptoms that requires doctor's attention There are other symptoms that ta victim can experience which need a quick doctor's attention, they include a headache that leads to vomiting or the loss of a sense of direction. The tenseness of muscles in the back of the head, vomiting, darkening of the eyes. Looking at one spot for a long time for no reason. Keep in mind that these signs may indicate a stroke or other health problems.

What you should do if you suspect someone is having an ischemic strokeThe first thing to do is to ask the person to smile and then check if one side of the face looks strange. You can also ask the person to raise both arms and check if one of the arms is on the same level as the other. Try asking the person to repeat a simple sentence or poem. Check if the person pronounces the words clearly and correctly.

Note that, if you notice any of these symptoms, you should get the person to a hospital immediately. Do not forget that, the only way to reduce the negative consequences of a stroke is to help the person within the first hour. Even doctors sometimes can't identify the reason for a stroke right away. If you notice any of these symptoms in your relatives or even a total stranger, call an ambulance immediately.

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