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A stroke or brain attack occurs when the blood flow to the brain stops. This condition can affect the whole body. Moreover, the risk of severe and potentially permanent damage to the brain or death is increased. Thus, if you or someone around you is experiencing a stroke, it is important to know the signs so you can act quickly.

8 SIGNS OF A STROKE

1. BAD HEADACHE OR MIGRAINE

In case you experience an unbearable headache for a prolonged period of time, you should seek medical help as it may indicate that you are having a stroke.

2. EXTREME FATIGUE

If you experience unexplained and extreme fatigue and sudden onset, they may denote stroke.

3. VISION DIFFICULTY IN ONE EYE

When the brain is affected by stroke, signs like double or blurred vision in one eye are likely to appear.

4. DIFFICULTY THINKING

When a stroke occurs, the supply of oxygen is hindered and it causes confusion and difficulty thinking.

 Moreover, there are 4 more concrete signs, which clearly indicate that you have a stroke. These signs are symbolized by F.A.S.T. and this is what you should know about them:

5. FACE DROOPING ON ONE SIDE

6. ARM NUMB

Experiencing numbness or weakness in one arm for several minutes is a serious warning sign.

7. SPEECH DIFFICULTY

If you have a difficulty speaking and you can be understood by anyone, it is a serious sign of a stroke.

8. TIME

When you or someone around you is experiencing a stroke, time is crucial. You should immediately call 911 and save a life!

PREVENTION

Sometimes, a stroke may be followed by another one. Hence, you should undertake several steps to reduce the risk of experiencing a stroke. So, you should:

  • Consume more seafood.
  • Reduce the intake of red meat, poultry, and eggs.
  • Eat more vegetables and nuts.
  • Reduce the intake of sodium, fats, sugars, and refined grains.
  • Stop smoking.
  • Do regular physical exercise.
  • Do not drink alcohol excessively.