A stroke is a serious cardiovascular condition in which brain cells are damaged due to cerebral circulation disorders. Today, a stroke ranks 2nd in the world among causes of death after ischemic heart disease. A disorder of cerebral circulation requires immediate treatment, and every second can be decisive. Knowing the characteristic signs of a stroke can save your life and lives of others. Time is of the essence – the sooner the medical help is provided, the higher are the patient's chances of a full recovery.
One side of the face drooping, sudden weakness in a limb, speech disturbance are the most characteristic signs of a stroke, but there are symptoms that are more common for women. We will elaborate on them below.
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The main risk of a stroke is irreversible damage to brain cells, and seizures are one of the possible manifestations of this process. You should see a doctor immediately if you experience seizures.
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Sure, fainting can be caused by a number of things: low blood pressure, pregnancy, heart rhythm disturbance, a blood oxygen level decrease, etc. In a stroke, the blood flow through the brain vessels is disturbed, which can also cause fainting. Be sure to consult a doctor.
3. Insufferable headache
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According to a study, migraines increase the risk of a stroke by 50%, and women are more likely to suffer from them than men. Sudden excruciating headache is an indication for immediate medical attention.
4. Sudden confused state of mind
If you notice a sudden change in personality or mental state (impaired orientation in time, space, general confusion), you should immediately seek medical help, because these symptoms can indicate a stroke. By the way, the alcohol or drugs abuse also increases the risk of developing cerebrovascular accident.
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Hiccups are usually cute and funny. However, in a research published in the Journal of Neurology and Neurophysiology, it was found that incessant hiccups may be a sign of a stroke. Hard to believe, isn’t it?
6. Nausea and dizziness
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These symptoms are often attributed solely to food poisoning, but few people know that they can also indicate cerebral blood flow disorders.
A stroke is a serious condition that requires emergency medical treatment. Stay alert and visit a doctor in case of discovering these symptoms. Share this information with your relatives and friends!
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