How to identify a stroke?

One of the main causes of death and disability is stroke, which occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted, either by the presence of a clot, which hinders the passage of blood, or by the rupture of one of the Cups.

Going to the doctor in the first few hours is vital, but not everyone does, because they fail to identify the first symptoms. But how to do it? What are the signs that should alert us?

As described by the World Health Organization (WHO), the main warning sign, which should make us go to the doctor immediately, is a sudden weakening of a part of our body, almost always one of the halves of the face, an arm , one leg, but always on one side. Similarly, as a special work by the BBC points out, the British National Health Service (NSH) identifies as alarm symptoms to the following:

Weakness of the arms: according to this British organization, one of the main symptoms that can manifest the person who is suffering a stroke is the sudden inability to raise both arms and also hold them in the air. Likewise, you may suddenly start to feel a lot of weakness in one of your arms, to the point where you can’t lift a glass. However, you should also be careful if you suddenly start to feel one of your two arms asleep.

Paralysis in the face: You should also immediately go to the hospital or doctor if suddenly a part of our faces or the face of a family member or friend acquires an appearance as a fall, as if suddenly both the muscles or skin on that side of the face hang an. Also, as the NHS points out, another accurate symptom to identify in the face of a stroke is the patient’s inability to smile. It is also important to take into account the appearance of fall that can take any of the eyes.

Language difficulty (aphasia): You must also be alert to any sudden alteration of language. As the BBC reports, according to the British National Health Service, a patient who is experiencing a stroke may begin to present poor word articulation, slow ness to speak, and even begin to say confusing things or Incoherent. Others simply lose the ability to speak, and even if they are awake they cannot modulate any words.

Other symptoms: according to this British organization it is also necessary to take into account, and consider them as warning signs, sudden loss of vision in some or both eyes, dizziness, balance disorders, lack of coordination, difficulty walking that sudden assaults on the patient, sudden and very strong headache, as well as confusion or inability to properly process the environment.

It is important to note that these are the first symptoms that appear when our brain is interrupted blood supply, going to the doctor at the first time can make the difference between suffering a severe disability or losing their lives, since the few minutes of blood no longer reaching the brain, the cells begin to die.

However, most of us ignore these symptoms. According to the World Health Organization, there were seven million deaths from strokes in 2012 alone.

Not knowing or ignoring these early manifestations also results, according to the NHS, of one in four people who experience a stroke to die from not receiving timely care. Likewise, those who survive suffer brain injuries that cause affectation in their motor, sensory and speech abilities.

It is also important to note that after fifty-five years, the risk of suffering a stroke increases with each decade adding, however no one, regardless of age is exempt from a stroke. Even this one can occur in children. Although there are elements that enhance its onset such as high cholesterol, hypertension, smoking, obesity and overweight, sedentary life, diabetes, atrial fibrillation and poor diet.

It should also be noted that sometimes in the first place there is not a large effusion, but that the person first, a few days before, experiences one or more microspills, in whose presence the same symptoms present in the event of a stroke occur, they are only temporary, and disappear within a few hours, some even last a few minutes.

However, in the face of these symptoms you should also see the doctor immediately, since, as indicated by Dr. Ahsan, one in twelve people who have experienced a mini-spill usually suffers a large stroke within a few days.

In this sense we must be very attentive to the signals that our body emits, never downplay it importance when consulting with a medical professional, also don´t wait until the last moment to go to it, increase the medical controls newspapers to our lives, and of course acquire healthy habits.

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