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What to Do if Someone Develops a Stroke?

Published on Aug 20, 2015 and last reviewed on Feb 27, 2019   -  2 min read

Abstract

This article discusses the warning signs of stroke and emergency care for someone who develops a stroke.

What to Do if Someone Develops a Stroke?

Stroke is one of the commonest occurring diseases. Someone in the world develops a stroke every 40 seconds. Therefore, it is essential for everyone to know how to recognize a stroke. Especially since now we have a medicine that improves the outcome of the stroke. But the administration of the medicine has to be within the first three hours since the onset of stroke. Therefore, recognizing the syndrome and getting to a hospital within that time frame is essential.

Therefore a quicker response to stroke is essential for better treatment and thereby reduced morbidity and mortality.

Stroke happens when the brain is either not getting enough blood supply, or when there has been bleeding inside the brain due to a ruptured blood vessel. The damage and the symptoms may be temporary and recover quickly, or they may be long term and develop and persist over a period of time.

Stroke may develop acutely or in a staggered pattern depending on whether it is developing secondary to a bleed, a thrombus or emboli. The symptoms may affect the sensorium, the senses, the power or more delicate functions like speech and vision.

Warning Signs of Stroke:

Few of the symptoms and warning signs that one can look for are:

What to Do if Someone Develops a Stroke?

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