A stroke can happen to anyone; These are the symptoms that your whole family should know (especially your parents).
Until a few weeks ago, I continued in the belief that only older people, very overweight, sedentary and full of problems, suffered heart attacks, but I say a few weeks ago because in the place where I usually run, a young, thin, that running daily suffered a heart attack once he finished his training.
Those of us who used to run around knew him as a young student, an athlete and kind to everyone, that is why the news puzzled us all and forced me to investigate and learn more about it.
Here I share what I discovered
The well-known Newsner page stated that in the United States, 795,000 people suffer a heart attack every year, which means that every 4 minutes an American suffers a stroke.
For many of us it is known that a heart attack only warns that it will happen a few seconds before with a severe pain in the arm or chest and immediately afterwards the heart attack comes but fortunately science advances and recent discoveries tell us that there are other symptoms that it prevents us from collapse with more time in advance.
First of all, what is a cerebral infarction?
Medline Plus defines cerebral infarction as “a stroke that happens when the flow of blood stops in some part of the brain. It is also known as a stroke. If the flow of blood stops for more than a few seconds, the brain cannot receive nutrients and oxygen. Brain cells begin to die causing permanent damage »
There are two types of cerebral infarction:
Thrombotic vascular brain
It is when a clot forms in one of the arteries
Embolic vascular brain
The clot can break away from elsewhere in the body and travel to the brain. It is also known as an embolism.
Among the most frequent risk factors we have:
- Family background
- High cholesterol
- People over 55 years old
- African Americans are the most likely to have a stroke
Now, how does our body warn us that something is wrong and that we may have a stroke or stroke?
- High pressure
- Very stiff neck
- Weakness or paralysis in the feet
- Visual problems
- Partial paralysis
- Pain in the shoulders
If one or more of these symptoms suddenly appear, you should quickly do this test designed by the New York State Department of Health :
If one side of the face is falling off
Is there weakness? Can you raise the hugs above your head?
LANGUAGE Is the language unclear? Do you speak nonsense?
If the above is happening, run for help! Time is of the essence to avoid further damage.
Prevention will always be the best, watch your weight, watch your cholesterol levels, blood pressure and above all, learn not to take anything personal and not carry problems that do not correspond.