Learn To Recognize A Stroke Fast

Every 4 minutes, someone dies from a stroke, yet only 38% of people know how to recognize one — learn to act and save a life

Kevin Buddaeus

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Photo by camilo jimenez on Unsplash

If you or one of your loved ones suffers from a stroke, recognizing it quickly can mean the difference between life and death. Another consequence of too late treatment can mean lifelong disability.

In order to protect those you love, it is essential that you learn to understand the warning signs of a stroke in progress.

People who suffer a stroke may experience impaired vision and a loss of orientation. It is therefore crucial that you know what you will experience if you suffer a stroke, in case you need immediate help.

If untreated within 3 hours, a stroke can cause irreparable damage to the brain. But if help arrives in time, there is a good prognosis of recovery.

So learn to act fast and prevent the worst.

How to recognize a stroke

A stroke shares the same symptoms for both women and men. Most of these symptoms are unilateral, meaning they mainly affect one side of the body. The symptoms include:

  • Numbness, weakness, or loss of control over the limbs and face muscles
  • Slurred speech, a drooping face
  • Impaired vision in one or both eyes
  • Severe headache without any reason or cause
  • Confusion and problems understanding speech, impaired thinking

In order to have a better understanding of how these symptoms can appear, take a look at the following 2 videos:

Recognizing a stroke in progress — witness perspective

Recognizing a stroke in progress — Victim’s perspective

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Kevin Buddaeus

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