Stroke is a sudden brain attack caused by interrupted, or severely reduced, circulation of blood in the brain, which deprives the brain tissue of nutrients and oxygen.
The stroke is one of the major causes of death and adult handicap. There are two types of stroke, ischemic and hemorrhagic.
WARNING SIGNS OF STROKE
Ischemic stroke occurs when there is an obstruction within the blood vessel that supplies blood to the brain. Hemorrhagic stroke is less common, and it is caused by a rupture of a weakened blood vessel.
The best prevention of a stroke is to recognize the early signs and symptoms. In order to receive a proper treatment and to prevent any severe damage or handicap, you should consult your doctor immediately after experiencing something unusual. Here are the most common early signs of a stroke.
COMMON SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF STROKE
Every individual experiences different stroke symptoms. However, there is one shared characteristic that applies to every stroke, the symptoms always occur suddenly. The most common early signs and symptoms of stroke are:
- Sudden weakness and numbness of the face and limbs, especially on one side of the body
- Inability to speak or understand properly
- Loss of control and coordination, poor balance, trouble walking, and dizziness
- Blurred vision or trouble seeing in one or both eyes
- Severe headache caused by unknown reason
- Unexplained and unexpected disappointment
- Complete paralysis
These symptoms occur instantly, and you should call an ambulance immediately when you experience any of them. You shouldn’t drive to the hospital by yourself because the medical team will start to treat you before you get to the hospital.