The brain is sensitive and its recovery capacities are limited, so it is necessary to be attentive to all the symptoms that can warn of a stroke, explains the neurologist, specialist in neurosurgery and medical genetics.
The best-known symptoms of a stroke are facial asymmetry, speech disorder and considerable loss of balance, however, there are other less common symptoms that can give them away.
In an open discussion with specialists, they have listed the symptoms to which you should pay attention and go to a doctor if you feel them:
- Having high blood pressure above 220, hypertension crisis.
- Disturbance of coordination, loss of stability and even loss of consciousness.
- Feeling numbness, tingling in the cheek, tongue, or hand.
- Loss of the field vision, this can be left or right depending on the hemisphere of the brain that is affected including the visual channels.
- Headache, dizziness, and vomiting.
- Decreased activity.
- Speech disorders
- See double (visual disturbances).
According to the specialist, if these symptoms continue for about 15 to 30 minutes and then disappear, it is necessary to see a doctor because it is likely that a stroke will occur within a year.
Risk factors and care
Those with hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, prone to increased blood clotting, diabetes, advanced age, trauma to the neck area (up to 45 years) or inherited cases, are the most likely to suffer a stroke.
When a stroke occurs, it is vital to give urgent medical attention during the first 90 minutes, only then will there be a chance that the functions of the brain will recover to a large extent.
To avoid the development of a stroke, experts recommend regular monitoring of glucose, pressure and triglyceride control in the body. It is also necessary to have an active lifestyle and a healthy diet.