How to know if someone is having a stroke

When someone is having a stroke, it is vital to act fast. We want to share with you the best method to know if someone is having one.

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What is a stroke?

A stroke is a severe life-threatening medical condition. It happens when the blood supply is cut off to some parts of the brain. In the United States, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds. Strokes are the leading cause of disability in the country.

The brain needs an uninterrupted oxygen-rich blood supply to function. There are two leading causes of a stroke to occur.

  • A hemorrhagic stroke is the result of bleeding in the brain.
  • An ischaemic stroke occurs with a blockage, like a blood clot.

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There is a condition called transient ischemic attack (TIA). It is a mini-stroke that lasts only a few instants and does not cause permanent damage. The symptoms of a stroke and a mini-stroke are similar, but one out of three patients that once had a mini-stroke will have a stroke at some time.

Signs and symptoms of a stroke

How can you help?

No one can predict a stroke. However, knowing the symptoms and where a patient can get the most effective stroke care is vital. If you start experiencing possible stroke signs, call 911 or ask someone to help. Do not attempt to drive by yourself.

You can take some actions to reduce stroke risk by keeping a balanced diet, exercising regularly, and quitting smoking.

Stroke survivors are more suitable to suffer long-term affection. Some will need a long rehabilitation time before they can regain their independence. At Signature, we have the experience and expertise to care for these patients’ physical needs.

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