Tuesday, March 14, 2017

How to spot a STROKE before it happens. MUST KNOW!


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80% of all strokes are due to a congestion of blood vessel in the brain, meaning the blood flow is cut off. And the last 20% is due to a rupture in the blood vessel.

According to the National Stroke Association, the "HEART ATTACK" in the brain can damage brain cells which will lead to detrimental results. They also added that the effect will depend on where the stroke hits the brain. It could affect muscle control or even memory.

Although some people may experience minor problems, the NSA explained that in severe cases, it may leave a patient incapable of speaking or paralyzed.

Symptoms of Stroke:


MedicineNet shared tips to help you "BE FAST" in identifying the signs of STROKE


  • B -- BALANCE: A sudden loss of balance or coordination, such as not being able to walk a straight line or touch a finger to the nose.
  • E -- EYES: Sudden vision changes, such as double vision or blindness in one eye.
  • F -- FACE DROOPING: Droopiness or numbness on one side of the face, such as an uneven smile.
  • A -- ARM WEAKNESS: Weakness in one arm, such as not being able to raise both arms.
  • S -- SPEECH DIFFICULTY: Slurred speech or speech that is difficult to understand.
  • T -- TIME TO CALL 911: If any of the above symptoms are present, it's important to call emergency responders or go to the ER right away, even if symptoms seem to disappear. Be sure to record the time when symptoms started.

photos via WikiHow

If you see any of these signs, you must go to the doctor IMMEDIATELY!

How to prevent Stroke:

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Eat healthy
  • Regular exercise
  • Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol
  • Keep blood pressure under control
  • For patients with diabetes, find ways or consult your doctor on how to manage it
  • Treat obstructive sleep apnea

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