A stroke is one of the most frequent vascular diseases in Spain, so much so that it affects more than 110,000 people a year, according to data from the Spanish Society of Neurology (SEN) . Another of the most interesting data given by SEN is the fact that 90% of stroke cases can be prevented.
Because of this, early detention is so important. In order to do this, it is necessary to recognize the symptoms of a stroke and thus be able to act accordingly, going to the nearest health centre or calling directly to emergencies.
Symptoms of a stroke
Let’s analyze the main symptoms of a stroke that we can detect in the early stages of the disease.
Numbness or weakness
If the person notices sleeping on one side of the face, tingling in the arm or leg, it is probably because he or she is having a stroke.
This symptom is closely related to the previous one since the numbness on one side of the face will cause a difficulty in speech, which the patient may not notice, so people around him should be very attentive if he begins to talk strange, work or simply not understood.
We continue to chain symptoms, in addition to numbness and speech difficulty, we must add an aspect of crooked mouth, a gesture that can not be controlled. In order to check whether it can be controlled or not, the patient must be asked to smile. If he can’t, something happens.
Alteration of the senses
A stroke can also cause loss of vision in one or both eyes, discomfort or ringing in the ear, altering the sense of smell … etc. This occurs because the brain, to be suffering a deficit, is unable to process the stimuli that come related to the senses.
For the same reason that the senses are altered, the person may feel very confused suddenly, disoriented and even suffer memory loss. In addition, you may feel like you are on the verge of fainting.
You have to understand that the person who is suffering may not even be aware of it because they may find themselves confused, with their senses failing and without understanding what is happening. Being able to recognize any of these symptoms of a stroke, either by the person who is suffering as by the people around him, is very important to achieve treatment and reduce the risks as much as possible.
For those who have suffered an ICTUS, resorting to hyperbaric medicine can help them recover, along with your doctor’s instructions. Hyperbaric oxygen helps axonal regeneration, which decreases cerebral edema, as well as having an anti-inflammatory effect.
The increase in oxygen available in the blood plasma vascularizes the affected area, so that the adjacent areas can recover the functions lost after a stroke quickly.
Make your medical appointment now at Centro Hiperbárico de Estepona. The first appointment is free of charge.
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