In the USA the strokes represent the 5th cause of death, causing also a lifetime disability. That is why it is really important to know about the symptoms of this unpleasant event in order to lower the consequences as much as you can.
Usually the age is also a factor, and this is more common situation for people over the age of 55, but there are always exceptions aren’t there…
What is stoke?
A stoke is when the vessel that is bringing oxygen to our brain becomes blocked or burst open. Without the oxygen, the brain cells are killed and they stop controlling one particular part of our body.
A transient ischemic attack is when the blocked vessel is only blocked and this lasts very short. These strokes are warning and usually come before a big one. The symptoms are the same but they only last several minutes.
That is why recognizing the symptoms of stoke is so essential.
There is one acronym that is very helpful if this situation happens. It is called F.A.S.T.
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