How to detect stroke on time and avoid distability?

Stroke is a very dangerous disease. If only it is detected in time a patient has a chance to live and avoid disability. May be some of our tips will help you to save somebody's life.


What do you know about stroke? A stroke is a very insidious disease because it can strike suddenly and often at the most inopportune moment.

Whether a person after the attack will live a normal life and will remain alive depends on the fast first aid and fast provided professional medical help. Spend some time and read the article. Perhaps this knowledge will help you to save somebody's life and detect stroke early.


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A chance to live

Only a few decades ago, the attacks of stroke were mainly observed in the elderly age. And in our time increasingly stroke is reaping its fruits in the form of health, and sometimes takes away lives of young and healthy people.

Some of the stroke victims die, others become disabled. Those who died from stroke could have been saved if the people who were near at the moment of the attack, were able to diagnose the problem, knew the rules of the first aid for stroke and had enough time to provide this first aid.

If you have time within 3 hours after the start of the stroke to deliver the patient to the hospital, there is a strong possibility to save him and reduce the degree of complications and disability. The time span of three hours from the beginning of the stroke is called in medicine "therapeutic window." This is a period, during which it is possible to provide effective assistance in a hospital.


Nowadays there are already some drugs which can dissolve blood clots in the vessels. Those which course the stroke itself.  In more severe cases, it is important to have surgery to remove a hematoma, due to which the adjacent parts of the brain will remain healthy. From a stroke, a patient does not die immediately. So there is time for help.

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Neurosurgeons are sure to save a patient within 3 hours after the stroke.  The consequences of an attack can be eliminated.  It is possible if you know the first signs of a stroke.

To detect stroke symptoms, you need to know five tips and symptoms for recognition.


How to detect stroke fast

Take these five points into consideration.

First, the possible signs of a stroke are a sudden weakness, dizziness, loss of balance, disturbed coordination of movements.

Second, before you have more accurately diagnose, ask the person to smile. If he can not this is a symptom.

Third, ask to tell a simple sentence (e.g., The weather is beautiful today).

Fourth, ask to raise both hands up. In the case of a stroke, he can not or only partly can raise. 

Fifth, ask to flick out the tongue out of the mouth. If a tongue is twisted, it is a symptom of a stroke.

If problems are evident even with one of these tasks, call the ambulance, describe symptoms by phone and use the advice given below.

How to cope with a heart attack when no one is around.


How to avoid disability yourself

Sometimes, a heart attack or a stroke happens when there is no one who could help. So if you suddenly feel that your heart is beating "wrong" way, and you are close to fainting, you only have about 10 seconds before you lose consciousness.

Meanwhile, all victims of heart attacks could help themselves. For this goal, you need to start coughing many times and with great force. Each time before you make a cough, take a deep breath. A coming cough must be deep and prolonged as if you get sputum deeply from a chest.


Breaths and coughs must be repeated every 2 seconds without breaks and stops, until the arrival of medical assistance, or until the heart will not start beating in a normal rhythm. A deep breath allows oxygen to penetrate into the lungs, and the cough  "squeezes" the heart and makes the blood circulate. This pressure on the heart also helps to achieve its normal rhythm. Thus, victims of heart attacks get extra time to wait for doctors or to go to the hospital. Share this information with as many people as you can. It could save their life and prevent total or permanent disability.

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