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Brain Stroke – Definition | Symptoms | Causes | Precaution | Medical Help | Information

“Brain Stroke” is a physical situation when blood flow to particular part of the brain stops. Brain stroke or brain attack is common today, although over the years the rate of mortality or physical impact post stroke has decreased due to better medical facility, increase in proximity of superspeciality hospitals , availability of specialist doctors and health care infrastructure,  24 Hours emergency hospital admission facility.  Awareness among people has also increased.

Stroke can happen to anyone and a large number of people experience brain stroke during their usual working age.

Stroke is mainly of two types

Ischemic stroke: when a blood clot in the blood vessels to brain has blocked the supply of blood to brain.

Hemorrhagic stroke: Sometimes a sticky substance called plaque may block the blood supply to the brain.

Be Aware Be Alert - Brain Stroke
Be Aware Be Alert – Brain Stroke

Who are more likely to have brain stroke

People with and suffering from

  1. High blood pressure (Bp)
  2. Diabetes
  3. High Cholesterol
  4. Mostly aged above 55
  5. Having family history of stroke
  6. Already having heart related ailments
  7. Obese, people consuming high fat diet
  8. Smokers
  9. Women taking birth control pill and also smoker
  10. Lack of exercise, work out and active life

Symptoms of stroke are little wide and may vary. All brain stroke victims may not get the same symptoms or all symptoms.  We just need to be aware if we get some of the following symptoms. We need to report it to people around us, may call the specialist doctor or emergency hospital ambulance service. If we are unable to do so, we need to ask people around to do the needful.

The most common symptom of a brain stroke is headache; it may start with little sensation pain and soon may turn severe. Usually starts while lying down flat. It may soon get severe enough to make us restless and also wake us up from sleep. The pain increases with movement, strain or coughing.

Some of the other symptoms of brain stroke may be  

  1. Lack of alertness and brain body coordination
  2. Some changes in ability to hear
  3. Changes occur is taste of usual food
  4. Lack of response to pain, pressure etc
  5. Difficulty in remembering usual things
  6. Difficulty in speech
  7. Decrease in ability to read and write
  8. Lack of ability in organizing common things
  9. Weakness and problem in movement of hand, legs etc
  10. A feeling like vertigo and lack of balance
  11. Problem in vision, decrease in eyesight

Immediate help

  1. Do not panic
  2. Inform people around you in home, office or just call the emergency hospital admission number
  3. Try not to walk or move faster
  4. Get seated
  5. Make your clothes as much light as possible

Precautions

  1. Keep a 24 Hours emergency hospital number saved in your mobile phone
  2. Be aware of the symptoms
  3. Read and let other people know, share it with them
  4. Regular general health checks, cardiac checks suggested (atleast one a year)
  5. Monitor your blood sugar (diabetes), blood pressure (BP), Thyroid, Cholesterol levels etc
  6. Do not do pill popping , only have prescription medicines
  7. Sleep 8 hours at night
  8. Be calm and keep cool
  9. Mind training through meditation, yoga, asana
  10. Work out to keep body weight under control
  11. Eat healthy, it is better to share your diet with your family physician for good advice

Medical Help

  1. Call your doctor immediately
  2. Get in touch with superspeciality hospital
  3. Keep a 24 Hours Emergency Hospital Admission number handy
  4. Send SOS / Emergency Message to the list of your near and dear ones

Some facts on Brain Stroke Impact

  1. Brain stroke is a major cause of death in the world. It is responsible for more than 4 million deaths
  2. Around 10% stroke victims recover completely
  3. Close to 25% victims get almost okay with some minor physical problems
  4. Around 40% require long term care and live with some impairment
  5. Close to 10% get severe impact on health and movement
  6. Around 15% die shortly or within sometime of stroke

Useful Links

Cerebral Angiogram

http://www.desunhospital.com/cerebral-angiogram.php

Critical Care Emergency

http://www.desunhospital.com/critical-emergency-care.php

Health Awareness Article by Desun Hospital and Heart Institute

www.desunhospital.com | Call : 86977 21124 , 83340 31345 | WhatsApp : 86977 21124 | E-mail : info@desunhospital.com

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