Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Stroke Alert

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There are specific warning signs of an impending stroke. By recognizing the warning signs and taking action, you may be able to reduce severity. ischemic attack ia a warning of an impending stroke. Early identification of symptoms and a diagnosis from your doctor greatly reduce the chances of major stroke.

  • Sudden blurred or decreases vision in one or both eyes
  • Numbness, weakness or paralysis of the face, or in either an arm or leg on either or both sides of the body.
  • Difficulty speaking or understanding.
  • Dizziness, loss of balance or unexplained fall.
  • Difficulty swallowing
  • Headache (usually severe and abrupt onset) or unexplained change in the pattern of headaches
This warning signs may occur alone or in combination.  They may last only a few seconds or upto 24 hours and then disappear.  This signs should not be ignored.  They indicate a hidden problem with blood flow that could trigger a stroke.



papabear said...

thanks for this post. something that everone should be aware of.

113tidbits said...

Definitely something to pay attention to and not hesitate with.

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Say someone comes to the ER via ambulance having an abrupt onset of left side paralysis and confused, slurred, and uncoordinated speech.

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I do not have statistics, but get RIGHT ON THE THERAPY. The sooner the better the chance for recovery. There are a number of on-line support groups fro stroke victims and families. Search for "stroke suppport" and you get SEVEN MILLION hits. I have experience with:

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Sara Cole Fine Art Studio is hosting a stroke awareness art show and sale to raise awareness of strokes, and to benefit both the Stroke Awareness Foundation and recent multiple stroke survivor Margaret Cole’s long term care and rehabilitation.

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Have the person close his or her eyes and hold his or her arms straight out in front for about 10 seconds. If one arm does not move, or one arm winds up drifting down more than the other, that could be a sign of a stroke.

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