Stroke is a dreaded problem in literally every part of the world because of the resultant experience in a situation where the stroke is not attended to early enough. A stroke is serious medical emergency that arises when one of the blood vessels in the brain ruptures and bleeds and it can also arise when there is a sort of blockage to the flow of blood to the various parts of the brain.
When this happens, the individual is bound to experience some serious symptoms that if not attended.to immediately might lead to long term disability, death or even brain damage due to shortage or absence of blood flow. One way to being able to detect when a person is having a stroke or about to have a stroke is knowing the signs, so in this article, we are going to have a look at some of the early signs of stroke and when you should see a doctor.
What Are Some of The Signs Of Stroke?
1. Numbness or serious weakness in the arm, face or leg especially on one side. This is actually one of the initial early signs of stroke that should not be taken for granted. If you start feeling unnecessary weak in the face, arm or leg on one side, then there might be cause for concern.
2. Sudden Headache that has No evident reason or cause; this is another sign of stroke amongst people about suffering from stroke. If you suddenly start feeling or having severe headache that's for no clear reason, there is a possibility.that you're about having stroke especially if it's accompanied by weakness in one side of your face of numbness.
3. Vision Issues / Blurry Vision; when one is about having a stroke, he or she would have issues seeing with one or both eyes with vision blackened or very blurry. Once you start having this symptom, there might be need to call for help or raise alarm for medical experts to come through.
4. Trouble Walking / Loss Of Balance; a person about or having a stroke would automatically lose balance entirely and find it really difficult to stand and walk firmly when asked to or when he or she wants to. This is one sign of stroke that is not only serious but also painful.
When Should You See A Doctor?
In the beginning of this article, I stated it clearly that stroke is a medical emergency and as such, once a person is having one or two of the above stated signs, he or she should consult the doctor or visit the hospital, lay complains and then wait to be properly and adequately checked. Reason being that a little delay in consulting a doctor might lead to total brain damage or death as the case may be and I am sure no one wants to die yet, so don't take any of the signs of stroke for granted.
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