Our brain needs blood and oxygen inorder to function properly. If the blood vessel leading to the brain is obstructed, it will start to bleed and can cause hemorrhagic stroke, a dangerous conditions which are often fatal.
A stroke is the sudden death of a brain cells in a localized area due to inadequate blood flow. It is very dangerous and are currently on the 5th place on the list of leading causes of death in the US.
As with most health problems, the symptoms of stroke are often ignored.
Here are the early signs of a stroke:
Headaches and migraines
If you’re experiencing a bad case of migraine or headache for a longer period, you need to visit a doctor immediately in order to rule out stroke.
A sudden onset of fatigue
Extreme fatigue for a prolonged period can be a sign of stroke, but it is often an overlooked symptom. According to the American Stroke Association, you should follow the FAST acronym in order to recognize the symptoms of stroke.
The acronym stands for:
F — face drooping on one side;
A –arm weakness or numbness in one side of the body:
S –speech difficulty. When a stroke occurs, the lack of blood supply to the brain may lead to slurred or garbled speech.
T –time is crucial in cases of stroke. Call an ambulance immediately because in most cases this step is considered as the thin line between life and death!
Here are other signs of stroke you should pay attention to:
Vision problems in one eye
Blurred vision or seeing double in one eye is often one of the most overlooked symptoms of a stroke.
Confusion and difficulty thinking
When a stroke occurs, the brain is starved of oxygen and blood which leads to confusion and inability to speak or think properly.
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