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What is a stroke
Did you know that a large number of individuals do not even know the basic signs of a stroke?
Do you know any signs of having a stroke? It is likely you said no or could only name a
couple of the main signs. The earlier you recognize that you are having a stroke, the better
chance you have of a recovery.
In order to have the best chance of recovery, you need to be educated on what a stroke is.
You also should be educated on the signs of a stroke and what you can do if you think you or
a loved one is suffering from a stroke. Being aware of these signs and symptoms will arm you
with the knowledge of what you can do to benefit your health long term if you should suffer a
stroke at any point.
What Happens During a Stroke
A stroke is when you have a “brain attack”. Much like a heart attack, a stroke happens when
your brain is starved of blood supply. When you have a stroke, it is caused by either a blood
clot blocking the blood flow to the brain (Ischemic stroke) or a broken blood vessel that
floods the brain with blood (Hemorrhagic stroke).
When your brain is starved of oxygen, you brain cells die in the part of the brain that is
deprived of oxygen. The abilities that are controlled in that part of a brain are lost.
Usually it affects your memory, movement and speech.
Minor strokes result in the loss of some movement in an arm or a leg. More severe strokes may
affect your speech, legs, arms or other areas for long term and cause you to have a lasting
disability. Of course, the most severe consequence from a stroke is death.
Symptoms of a Stroke
When you are having a stroke, some of the symptoms may catch you off guard. If you do ever
have any symptoms of a stroke, do not hesitate to call 911. Do not feel embarrassed or shy,
just call. It is better to be safe than sorry and the earlier you get medical help, the
Call 911 immediately if you have:
Trouble speaking suddenly
Sudden difficulty seeing
Inability to understand simple things all of a sudden
Walking and or balance problems suddenly
A sudden onset of a severe headache that doesn’t feel like past headaches
If you think someone is having a stroke, ask them to do these steps to determine if it is, in
fact, a stroke and not something else. This is known as the FAST method of screening for
Ask them to smile at you. If one side of their face droops, it could be a stroke.
Tell them to raise up both arms. If they have trouble holding up one side, they might have
had a stroke.
Tell the person a sentence and ask them to repeat it for you. If it sounds strange to you or
slurred, it is likely they had a stroke.
Time is critical in getting help for anyone who has had a stroke. Call 911 immediately if any
of these signs are present in you or a loved one.
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