Stroke happens when the brain doesn't get enough oxygen due to restricted blood supply. Such patients suffer from a phase of confusion and trouble with speaking and understanding. Their speech becomes slurry to. Other signs include headache followed with vomiting and there is also numbness of the face. The patient would also lose their balance and drop.
HOW IS STROKE DIAGNOSED?
A neurologist initial does a physical examination and to support the diagnosis the following tests are done:
1. CT scan
4. Blood test
5. Carotid ultrasound
HOW IS STROKE TREATED?
Emergency treatment for stroke depends on whether you're having an ischemic stroke blocking an artery — the most common kind — or a hemorrhagic stroke that involves bleeding into the brain. To treat an ischemic stroke, doctors must quickly restore blood flow to your brain. Other medications are used to treat the symptoms and in worse cases various surgical procedures are done depending on the type of stroke.
DID YOU KNOW?
Stroke is an emergency situation that requires prompt treatment