What happens when you experience a stroke? Cerebral Stroke is a leading cause of serious disability in the US at the moment. Each year thousands of people suffer from it, and a lot of them are first-timers. According to The Internet Stroke Center, every year almost 800,000 people suffer from stroke, and only for 150,000 of them is it a recurrence. The most accurate way to describe it is “a heart attack for your brain.” A cerebral stroke occurs when some parts of the brain get interrupted. As a result, the body can't function normally and needs urgent medical attention to get back to its normal state.
The most confusing thing about a stroke is that even though its symptoms usually develop quickly, it can still take hours or even days to notice that something's wrong. However, there are some red flags you should never ignore no matter how minor they seem at the moment.
TIMESTAMPS: High blood pressure 1:29 Vision problems 2:09 Numbness on one side of the body 2:42 Dizziness or fatigue without any reason 3:10 A sudden migraine or severe headache 3:37 Stiffness in the neck or shoulder pain 4:06 Risk factors 4:45 What you should do if you have a stroke 6:06
SUMMARY: - High blood pressure is never a good thing. It can lead to a whole bunch of serious problems, including a stroke, because it damages the nerves in your brain and weakens the blood vessels. - Strokes can affect your eyesight as well. It can cause double vision, blurred vision, and even a notable loss of vision in one eye. - You’ve probably heard that numbness or weakness in the face, an arm, or a leg on either side of your body is a common sign of an upcoming stroke. - A study conducted by the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan showed that vertigo and dizziness are one of the most frequent factors among patients who had a stroke. - Strong headaches and migraines never appear out of thin air. In case of a stroke, it happens simply because the blood flow to the brain is either blocked or cut off due to an interruption in the bloodstream. - A ruptured blood vessel in the brain can easily cause a stiff neck or shoulder pain. To find out whether it's actually “stroke bad” or not, try to touch your chest with your chin. - Risk factors that can get you in trouble include alcohol and drug abuse, obesity, an unhealthy diet, depression, anxiety, and a sedentary lifestyle. All these things trigger certain processes in your body that can result in a stroke one way or another. - If it happens and there’s no one around to help you, call 911 or your local emergency number. Do NOT try to drive yourself to the hospital. As you're waiting for an ambulance, don’t eat or drink anything; your system doesn't need even more work right now.
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