A stroke is a serious, life-threatening medical condition that occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Symptoms of stroke are
• Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg (especially on one side of the body)
• Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech
• Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
• Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
• Sudden severe headache with no known cause
HOW IS STROKE DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of Stroke is done through physical examination and clinical diagnostics. The neurologist may check for typical symptoms of stroke and also conduct clinical tests like blood tests, CT scan and MRI of the brain, and echocardiogram for confirming diagnosis of stroke.
HOW IS STROKE TREATED?
The treatment of Stroke involves medication, physical therapies, and a psychologist to cope with the feeling of anxiety.
DID YOU KNOW?
Rehabilitation after a stroke helps recover better and faster.