Please go to the National Stroke Association for a great presentation and explanation of stroke.
Remember a stroke can occur at any age (infant, child, teenager, young adult, older adult, or senior adult) and the time noted for symptoms is critical for treatment options.
Make sure your hospital is an accredited “Stroke Center”.
NOTE THE TIME WHEN ANY SYMPTOMS FIRST APPEAR. If given within three hours of the first symptom, there is an FDA-approved clot-buster medication that may reduce long-term disability for the most common type of stroke. There are also two other types of stroke treatment available that might help reduce the effects of stroke.
SUDDEN numbness or weakness of face, arm or leg – especially on one side of the body.
SUDDEN confusion, trouble speaking or understanding.
SUDDEN trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
SUDDEN trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination.
SUDDEN severe headache with no known cause.
Call 9-1-1 immediately if you have any of these symptoms
Important: Note the time you experienced your first symptom. This information is important to your healthcare provider and can affect treatment decisions.
TIA, or transient ischemic attack, is a “mini stroke” that occurs when a blood clot blocks an artery for a short time. The only difference between a stroke and TIA is that with TIA the blockage is transient (temporary). TIA symptoms occur rapidly and last a relatively short time. Unlike a stroke, when a TIA is over, there’s no permanent injury to the brain. There’s no way to tell if symptoms of a stroke will lead to a TIA or a major stroke. It’s important to call 9-1-1 immediately for any stroke symptoms.
Stroke can be caused by various situations like a clot, bleeding, trauma, infection and or swelling inside the skull cavity, cancer, etc.
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What a beautiful day for the 4th of July. The breeze was wonderful. By 9 AM the beaches were packed and so was the breakfast area where we had breakfast today.
Happy 4th of July everyone, from our family to yours!
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