Stroke: First aid
Stroke is a medical condition that occurs when blood flow to the brain is disrupted, either by a blockage or a rupture of a blood vessel. This interruption of blood flow can cause damage to the brain, leading to various neurological symptoms.
Strokes can be classified into two main types: ischemic stroke, which is caused by a blockage in a blood vessel, and hemorrhagic stroke, which results from a blood vessel rupture. The effects of a stroke can vary widely depending on the area of the brain affected and the severity of the damage.
Seek instant scientific help. A stroke is a true emergency. The faster treatment is given, the much more likely it's miles that harm may be minimized. Every moment counts. In the occasion of a probable stroke, use F.A.S.T. To help, don't forget caution signs.
Face.Does the person's face droop when they try to smile?
Arms.When the person tries to raise both arms, is one arm lower than the other?
Speech.Is the person able to repeat a simple sentence? Does their speech sound slurred or difficult to understand?
Time.If you notice any of these signs, call 911 or your local emergency number immediately. Strokes happen quickly, so every minute counts.
If you experience any of the following signs or symptoms of a stroke which come on suddenly, it is important to seek medical attention:
One side of the body may be weaker or numb, including the leg.
One eye may become blurry or lose vision.
A severe headache that comes out of nowhere is a sign that there is something wrong.
If you experience dizziness, unsteadiness, or a sudden fall without any of the other signs or symptoms, it might be a sign of a health problem.
• Put the affected person on there again.
• Place the arm that is the farthest from you at the right perspective to the person’s frame.
• Place the second one arm throughout the patient’s chest.
• Bend the leg that’s nearest to you at the knee.
• Leave the second one leg straight.
• Support the patient’s head and neck and thoroughly roll them on their facet (away from you).
What to do if someone is having a stroke or heart attack?
The first thing to do if someone is having a stroke or heart attack is to call 911 immediately. Time is of the essence in these situations and getting professional medical help as quickly as possible can make a significant difference in the outcome. While waiting for help to arrive, it's important to keep the person calm and comfortable. If they are conscious, have them sit or lie down in a comfortable position.