Symptoms of Stoke
A symptom of a stroke is weakness or numbness of the face, arm or leg, usually on one side of the body. In addition, there are common difficulty speaking or a reduced ability to understand someone else’s speech. Symptoms include visual impairment, dizziness, loss of balance, or coordination. A headache for no apparent reason is also dangerous.
Sudden and otherwise unexplained dizziness or sudden falls, sudden visual acuity disorder or double vision also occur. Symptoms may not appear all at once. Therefore, very often some manifestations of this disease are taken lightly in the beginning, which can have catastrophic consequences.
If you notice that someone close to you is slightly confused, fallen, difficult to see, or has a hard time expressing them, ask them to try the following:
- to smile or stick out his tongue
- to repeat a simple sentence
- to raise both hands above his head
Make sure that the person in question does not laugh with one corner lowered or to one side. Make sure that the tongue is not turned to one side or that it can only move from side to side. These are the symptoms of a stroke.
If you ask a person with an ongoing stroke to repeat a simple sentence (for example: It’s nice outside today and the sun is shining), he probably won’t be able to.
Other symptoms of stroke include asymmetrical hand movement or inability to hold the object. Not all symptoms may appear at once. If you register at least one of them with a person, call the emergency services and tell the operator your suspicions.
If you notice any symptoms of a stroke, call an ambulance immediately. It’s literally minutes. If the treatment is started within three (some sources even state within 4.5) hours, the patient can leave completely healthy after a few days, without consequences. Doctors can use an effective drug (tissue plasminogen activator – tPA) to intervene and open an artery closed by a blood clot, which is the cause of a cerebral infarction.
If the drug can be applied directly to the affected area, the time for effective assistance is increased to up to eight hours. Thirty percent of those affected from a stroke die of lack of timely help.
After the elimination of acute life-threatening, the patient is usually treated with anti platelet drugs (aspirin, clopidogrel, aspirin + dipyridamole). These make it impossible for platelets to clump together. The next step is the treatment of diseases that indirectly caused the stroke (diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, arrhythmias).
Tissue plasminogen activator, anticoagulants such as acylpirine are used.
After treatment of CMP, it is recommended to drink green tea, ginkgo biloba tea and rosemary. Rosemary bath is also recommended.
Homeopathy can only be used as an adjunct to treatment after consultation with the attending physician. It can help:
Aconitum Napellus 30CH – after an attack of a stroke against an intense feeling of fear of death.
Arnica Monatana 9CH – for absorption of blood flow and strengthening of the organism.
Barite Carbonita 9CH – if the patient was already physically and mentally weak before CMP.
It is important to consult your doctor before starting treatment.
The basis is a clinical neurological examination and imaging of the brain using computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), supplemented by a neurosonological examination (ultrasound) of the cerebral arteries. Everything must be done very quickly.
One third of patients die. Another third have permanent consequences, most often paralysis, typically in the elbow and knee, speech disorders and speech comprehension disorders. These effects can be partially treated by rehabilitation. There are often changes in the psyche (mood swings, behavior, depression, development of dementia). Epilepsy can also develop.
After CMP, it is necessary to rehabilitate paralyzed parts of the body, often by hospitalization in rehabilitation institutions.
How to prevent Stroke?
You can prevent a stroke if you do not smoke and reduce the amount of salt , fat and sugar in your food. It is recommended to eat fruits and vegetables regularly and to spend at least 30 minutes a day on physical activity (walks, exercises, gardening). It is advisable to limit alcohol consumption and maintain optimal weight. People over the age of 50 should have their blood pressure measured regularly. High blood pressure is the main risk factor for stroke.
When to go to the doctor?
Stroke is most often manifested by tingling or paralysis of a part of the body, confusion, inability to speak normally, inability to understand speech. In such cases, do not wait for anything and call an ambulance.