Early Warning Signs of Stroke

Stroke occurs when your brain isn’t getting adequate supply of blood. If delayed for long, stroke can lead to irreversible brain damage or even death.

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The “FAST” test is used to check for the most common symptoms of stroke in yourself or someone else.

Face: Smile to check if one side of the face droops.

Arms: Raise both arms and check if one arm drop down

Speech: Say a short phrase and check for garbled or strange speech.

Time: Call for help immediately if write down the time the symptoms started.

Time matters a lot when it comes to stroke. It is best to call for an ambulance instead of driving to the hospital or calling a doctor. Ambulance workers can immediately help with your condition, and that boosts your chance of getting prompt treatment.

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Doctors may prescribe aspirin or powerful clot-busting drugs, depending on the type of stroke. The treatment works best when you get this medication within 3 hours of when your symptoms began. If your stroke was caused by a burst blood vessel, doctors will try to stop the bleeding.

Warning Signs of Stroke

A stroke may happen gradually or abruptly, but you’re likely to have one or more sudden symptoms like:

  • Dizziness
  • Weakness in your face, arm, or leg, especially on one side
  • Trouble understanding other people
  • Sight problems
  • Difficulty in speaking
  • Problems walking or staying balanced
  • Severe unexplained headache

You must get to the hospital immediately

Most times, treatments must begin within the first few hours of symptoms; early treatment can often help prevent a deadly stroke from occurring.

 

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