Stroke or stroke is a very serious illness that can occur in any time or anywhere. This brain damage is considered the first cause in women.
This article presents the symptoms, signs and manifestations of this disease in men and specifically in women.
With more than 18,300 deaths, stroke is considered the leading cause of death among women and the third cause in men in France. Women tend to have a higher stroke than men because women have longer life expectancy and a more complicated hormonal system and can influence blood clotting and blood vessel development. This disrupts the cerebral vasculature prevents the arrival of oxygen and promote stroke.
Types of stroke:
There are two types of stroke:
- Hemorrhagic stroke:
Following a rupture of the cerebral vessels due to severe hypertension or severe trauma, the released blood causes constant pressure and swelling in the brain. This requires early medication to lower blood pressure or even a surgical procedure in severe cases with angioplasty.
- Ischemic stroke:
Following a cessation of blood supply due to embolism or vascular narrowing, the areas of the brain involved begin to deteriorate. This imposes a treatment that prevents clots from growing and limits the risk of formation of new clots.
The symptoms of a stroke:
- Headache :
Among the first signs of stroke are severe headaches, which can sometimes be accompanied by vomiting and nausea.
- Sudden fatigue:
Stroke may be revealed by somnolence, sudden mood changes, irritability or confusion
- Visual disorder:
Following intracranial pressure caused by stroke, visual disturbances appear in a brutal way.
- Chest pain:
Stroke can be accompanied by sudden pain in the chest, accompanied by a feeling of tightness.
Stroke causes some disorientation or loss of control over language, behavior, or gestures.
- Loss of consciousness :
Loss of consciousness is one of the major signs of stroke that can be caused by rupture of a vessel directly connected to the brainstem or following an abundant intracranial hemorrhage.
How can you recognize a stroke?
Stroke is a vital emergency that must be unveiled in order to avoid significant sequelae or even death in many cases.
Indeed, it is important to react to a person who has a stroke by stimulating it and carrying out some quick checks:
- In the case of an unusually long or confused speech, make the person speak and try to ask questions and have him repeat words or a simple sentence to check for the appearance of language disorders.
- In the case of disorientation and confusion of gestures, ask the person to raise both hands or both arms. in the event of stroke, one of the two hands or one of the two arms will not follow the other and may fall back.
- In the case of an asymmetry in the face that indicates a stroke, ask the person to smile, grit their teeth and even pull their tongue out.
- In the case of a decrease in strength on one side, ask the person to shake hands.
Diabetes, heart problems, sleep disorders are risk factors that promote a stroke. In addition, to prevent this lethal condition, it is important to ensure a good diet, light physical activity, decrease or even stop alcohol and tobacco.