Your body warns you 24 hours before a stroke - the hidden sign everyone should know
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the USA. More than 140,000 people die each year from stroke in the United States.
A stroke can happen quickly and if you're alone or not near people who know the warning signs, a delay in treatment can be fatal.
In addition to being the leading cause of long-term disability, it is also the leading cause of preventable disability. Most patients experience symptoms of a stroke 24 hours before it occurs, and the faster it is treated, the longer term problems can be prevented.
A stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked by a clot or rupture. A stroke caused by a blood clot is called an ischemic stroke; About 85 percent of brain stroke cases are ischemic.
Symptoms usually occur abruptly, but many feel that something is wrong a day or two before the stroke.
1. High blood pressure
Many people have high blood pressure but don't show signs, but high blood pressure can lead to stroke by destroying and weakening blood vessels in the brain. High blood pressure can also cause blood clots to form in the arteries leading to the brain, block blood flow, and cause stroke.
2. Stiff neck
Many people suffering from stroke reported that they experienced unbearable pain in the head, which can cause pain even between the eyes and the neck becomes stiff.
If you find it difficult to speak or understand words, it may be a sign that blood does not reach the part of the brain that controls the language and a blood clot begins to form.
4. Extreme headache
We all suffer headaches from time to time and there is usually nothing to worry about.
But if you suddenly feel an unbearable headache you've never experienced before, then go to the nearest emergency room.
If one side of your body does not respond, it may be a sign of a stroke. If you can not lift limbs on one side of the body, it's a clear sign that you have to be tested.
6. Vision problems
Sudden visual impairment in one or both eyes can be a sign of stroke. A stroke can reduce vision in one or two eyes or cause double vision.
7. Difficulty walking
Loss of coordination and balance or difficulty walking can be a sign of stroke.
8. Nausea and vomiting
If you experience a stroke caused by blood vessels in the back of the brain which is blocked then nausea and vomiting can be the symptom.
Nausea and vomiting sometimes occur during stroke, especially if there is cerebral hemorrhage during stroke.
If you suspect a person has a stroke, you can do a test called FAST.
F - Faded face
A - Arms weakness
S - Speech difficulty
T - Time to call an ambulance
If someone shows these signs then you should call for medical help immediately.
Remember that stroke symptoms can show themselves in different ways depending on the individual.
By paying attention to these 8 symptoms, we hope that in the future more lives will be saved.
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