Stroke is a health condition usually associated to the older generation; however this is not the case anymore as strokes may affect people from all generations. Because of that it is of great essence to detect the early symptoms of strokes, and ask for professional medical assistance on time.
Early Signs of Stroke
- Loss of vision or Blurry vision
The entire stroke process begins in the eye(s); in fact 44% of stroke sufferers have experienced loss of vision in one or both eyes prior having a stroke.
- Difficulties in walking or Loss of balance
Sudden feeling of general weakness and feeling of sluggishness in the upper and lower extremities are early signs of stroke. Many persons who suffered from stroke experienced paralysis and collapse. You can perform a test in order to check if the body gets paralyzed before a stroke. Open the arms wide with the palms up, and hold them like that for 10 seconds. If one of the arms drops, your muscles are weak.
- Experiencing pain in the face or on one side of the face
It doesn’t mean that if you are having a stroke that it will be painful, yet in certain cases sudden pain stabs in the extremities or on one side of the face can appear thus predicting a stroke.
In many cases, only one side of the face is paralyzed, which is one of the most common stroke signs.
- Trouble speaking and understanding speech
There can be an appearance of tiny confusions which can be unnoticed resulting from feeling delirious and not being capable for speaking.
Headaches are common signs of strokes; however they are more common in women. According to a study which involved 588 volunteers who experienced stroke with a sharp headache were young people who often dealt with migraines.
- Vertigo or Sudden headache
Vertigo appears in women younger than 45 which is a clear sign for going to the doctor’s office.
- Tremors and inability to catch breath
Sudden loss of breath and difficulty breathing are symptoms of having a stroke, it results from the lack of oxygen which causes heart arrhythmia.
According to many researches, women frequently feel disoriented, confused and exhausted before a stroke.
As always the best sure is prevention, therefore incorporate in your lifestyle some physical activity, consume healthy foods, have a proper night sleep, and maintain healthy weight index.
Note: If you are heavy consumer of alcohol, stop it or try to reduce it. This same thing applies for cigarette smoking.