Know Stroke and Symptoms

Stroke is one of the contributors to the mortality rate is quite large in many countries. Stroke can also cause severe disability for a long time. The good news is that with treatment existing at this time, brain damage caused by stroke can be overcome. However, we need to know the symptoms of stroke so that the sufferer can immediately obtain treatment before it’s too late.

What is a stroke?
Stroke, sometimes also called a “brain attack,” occurs when blood flow to the brain is disrupted. When arise stroke, brain cells will die because they do not get the oxygen and nutrients they need to work.

What causes a stroke?
There are two main types of stroke. The first, called an ischemic stroke, caused by blood clots that block blood vessels in the brain. Approximately 80% of all strokes are ischemic events. The second, known as a hemorrhagic stroke or bleeding stroke, caused by blood vessels in the brain rupture and cause bleeding in the brain.

Disability anything that can be caused by stroke?
Although stroke is a disease that attacks the brain, the whole body can be affected. The effects of a stroke can vary from the mildest to the most severe, including paralysis, disturbances in thinking, speech disturbances, and emotional disturbance. Stroke sufferers may also experience pain or numbness in certain parts of his body.

What are the symptoms of a stroke?

Because stroke affecting the brain, a person may not realize that he had a stroke. For people in the vicinity, a stroke patient may simply be looked dazed or confused. In fact, stroke patients have a better chance to heal if get treatment as soon as possible. Therefore, it is important to recognize the symptoms of stroke.

Symptoms of stroke is actually easily recognizable because of the timing of which occur suddenly. Symptoms that appear depend on the type of stroke and brain area affected. Severity of symptoms varies greatly. Symptoms of stroke in them were:

  • Suddenly felt numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg (especially if only on one side only)
  • Sudden confusion, difficulty speaking or trouble understanding the speech of others
  • Suddenly could not see in one or both eyes
  • Suddenly had difficulty walking, dizziness, difficulty maintaining balance or coordination gestures, or easy to fall
  • Sudden severe headache with no apparent cause (feels like being hit board)
  • Sudden shortness of breath
  • Sudden fainting or loss of consciousness

What to do if we see there are people who experience symptoms of a stroke?

If you see people who have a stroke – for example if the person suddenly can not talk, or suddenly could not move his arms or legs on one side, or a sudden ”dropping corner of mouth” face – immediately contact the nearest emergency room.

Stroke is one of the conditions of the emergency. Every minute is very meaningful for people experiencing a stroke. The longer the blood flow to the brain is disrupted, the more extensive the damage caused. Immediate treatment can save lives and improve the chances for recovery.

Golden period, or the time window in which a stroke patient has the greatest opportunity to recover, is for three hours after the first appearance of symptoms. When you do not get treatment for more than three hours of the first, the smaller the chance of recovery. However, because before getting treatment, the patient also needs to undergo examination, the stroke patient should be immediately taken to the hospital no later than 60 minutes after the first appearance of symptoms.

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