Xarelto Lawsuit Milwaukee Wisconsin
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What Happens During a Stroke?
Strokes are a common medical occurrence that can happen to anyone. The process of a stroke is similar to a heart attack, but a stroke affects the brain instead of the heart. It is caused when blood flow is blocked to the brain or when an artery in or leading to the brain ruptures. If you or a loved one shows any of the signs or symptoms of a stroke, medical attention should be sought immediately.
When blood flow to the brain is blocked, the brain is unable to receive the oxygen and glucose it needs. When this happens, part of the brain is affected and begins to die. Since it is unable to perform its usual tasks, other parts of the body become unresponsive or behave in unusual ways. For instance, someone having or who has had a stroke may be unable to speak or move normally. It is possible for the brain to recover from a stroke, but this does not always happen. Much of it depends on the quickness with which medical attention is administered, as well as the age and health of the patient when the stroke occurs.
It is possible for someone to have a small stroke with no symptoms. In this case, brain tissue is still damaged, but the person may not realize there is a problem. This is typically called a silent stroke.
There are five major symptoms of a stroke. They include:
Numbness in the face, arms, or legs. The sensation usually occurs on only one side of the body.
Confusion, trouble speaking, possible drooling from one side of the mouth.
Dizziness or issues with balance
Sudden, severe headache
If you suspect someone is having a stroke, ask him or her to speak or lift their arms. Issues with either can indicate a problem. You should also contact emergency services immediately and let them know of your findings. Sharing clear, specific information about a person’s current medical status can help medical professionals properly diagnose and treat the problem.
Strokes can be treated with drugs, but they must be administered quickly. If anything seems unusual or you experience any of the symptoms listed above, contact your doctor immediately. He or she may prescribe medication that helps prevent blood clots from forming. Anyone can experience a stroke, but those with a higher risk should monitor blood pressure and cholesterol closely. It is also important to stop smoking.
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