Signs of stroke is often not leave the pain. But experts say the danger remains great. Why?
Professor Bruce Campbell from the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital said stroke is not treated quickly can lead to death. Even if they survive, brain cell loss sufferer is active in a large number, approximately two million cells per minute.
“When stroke strikes, people may feel numb arm for any sleeping position and so on. But the arm numb signify the death of two cells in the brain,” said Prof Campbell, quoted by ABC Australia, .
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Explained Prof Campbell, most strokes are caused by blockage of blood vessels in the brain. This causes great stress on the blood vessels and can lead to blood vessel rupture and bleeding in the brain.
At the same time, parts of the body other than the brain are affected. The first symptoms will be seen on the face, where half of the face will look down or as it melts and not symmetrical.
After that, the patient will have difficulty lifting stroke or loss of strength in the hand. Furthermore, the muscles around the mouth will also be affected and make a person difficult to talk.
Prof Campbell said that this principle is a standard first aid stroke patients. This principle is known as FAST comprising Face (face down), Arms (arms can not move), Speech (speech impaired) and Time (time help).
“Time is an important factor for stroke patients can not lose lives if help came quickly. Press the emergency button and call an ambulance to take the patient to the nearest hospital,” he concluded.