Strokes are brain attacks which occur due to improper blood circulation. This is the main cause of adult handicap and the fourth leading cause of death in America.
There are 2 types of strokes: ischemic and hemorrhagic. The first one occurs due to a block in the brain. The other occurs due to a tear in the blood vessel.
Either ways there are warning signs of a stroke. They can come suddenly. They are:
– Trouble strolling
– numbness in the arm, leg or face, particularly one side
– loss of balance or control
– trouble in talking, with difficulties to understand speech
– complete paralysis
– vision problems
The acronym ‘fast’ can be used to remember the symptoms of a stroke:
Face: if it sags to one side.
Arms: it should not drift downward upon lifting
Speech: it should not be slurry
Time: call an ambulance as soon as possible
The warning signs occur suddenly. It is important to recognize it and call for help immediately.
Call for help even if the symptoms go away. Short episodes are also dangerous.
Migraines and strokes can be confused with. But there is a difference: migraines are gradual. Strokes come suddenly. Strokes have unpleasant symptoms. In migraines, flashing lights and visual stimuli are seen.
The following are the risk factors of stroke:
– Cigarette smoking
– Family history
– High blood pressure
– Problems such as blood, heart problems, or atrial fibrillation
– Migraines with mood, or aesthetic disruptions
– Age 55 or older
Lead a healthy life with a good, balanced diet to avoid the occurrence of strokes.
Source: Healthy Food Headlines