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How to detect a stroke early to save the patient's condition


A stroke is a medical emergency that needs immediate attention, a stroke occurs when a blood vessel in the brain becomes blocked or ruptures the way our bodies are designed, there is no way the brain can store the required amount of oxygen for example a few minutes in an interrupted supply O2 through the blood, therefore, the brain depends on the network of blood vessels to supply it with oxygen-rich blood.


When this blood is cut off due to a blockage in an artery or injury to the brain or blood vessels, a shortage of oxygen-rich blood occurs, causing injury to surrounding nerve cells, cutting off their supply of nutrients and oxygen when this type of disorder lasts for more than three to Four minutes later, brain tissue begins to die.


According to the Cleveland Clinic, the effects of a stroke depend on the extent and location of the damage in the brain. A stroke can cause one or more of the following disabilities:


Inability to move a part of the body (paralysis)

Weakness in a part of the body

numbness in part of the body

Inability to speak or understand words

Difficulty communicating

Difficulty swallowing

loss of sight

Memory loss, confusion, or poor judgment

Personality change and emotional problems

What causes a stroke?


There are two main causes of stroke: a blockage of an artery (ischemic stroke) or a leaking or bursting blood vessel (hemorrhagic stroke). It does not cause lasting symptoms. The sooner a person treats their stroke, the more likely they are to survive and recover.


Quick symptoms to detect a stroke


Face: The face may have dropped on one side, the person may not be able to smile, or their mouth or eye may drop.


Arms: A person with a suspected stroke may not be able to raise their arms and keep them there due to weakness or numbness in one arm.


Speech: Their speech may be slurred or distorted, or the person may not be able to speak at all even though they appear to be awake; They may also have problems understanding what you are saying to them.

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