Most of us can easily identify a stroke. There are many symptoms that require immediate attention, and we understand that. But there are times when we can detect subtle irritations in our body and we don’t think much about it. However, these stabbings can lead to some kind of death. Although it may not look like a real stroke, the consequences can be dangerous.
A mini-stroke is called a transient ischemic attack (TIA) and can last anywhere from a minute to a full day. As mentioned earlier, even if it doesn’t really hurt you now, it can cause a serious stroke later in life.
Here are some signs that can help you identify a stroke.
A stroke can cause blurred vision, among other problems. Vision problems are common in mini-strokes, where the victim is blind or unable to see in one eye. But they also go through a one-sided, neglected vision. It makes them see only one side of things. For example, they may eat from one side of the plate.
Again, this only affects the part of the body where the stroke occurred. Depending on the location of the stroke, you may experience weakness or tingling on the left or right side.
A mini-stroke can cause dizziness and fainting. So walking might not be the best solution.
A mini-stroke can cause speech difficulties. The part of the brain responsible for speech can be damaged, leading to serious problems. This will make it difficult to understand and recall the situation. On top of that, the problem of not being able to control the necessary muscles is compounded.
Headaches are often noticeable and the cause is understood. Whether it’s a migraine, heat or stress, it can help you understand what’s going on. If there is no reason, it can be a mini-stroke.
A small stroke can make you completely confused about everything. You will not be able to understand what is happening around you. You may have trouble talking, walking, or even remembering what happened. This can lead to memory loss and inability to understand simple actions.
In this case, time is important. Don’t waste time, but F.A.S.T.
Face – Ask the person to smile and see if any part of their face droops.
Arms – Ask them to raise their arms and see if they move or shake a lot.
Speak – Ask them to say and repeat the sentences. Are the words rude? Can they make it clear?
Time – Do not waste time, call a doctor.
Don’t procrastinate because someone’s life is in your hands. A small stroke is not immediately fatal, but it can certainly be devastating later on. Why take the risk when all you have to do is go to the hospital?