The Early Warning Signs of Stroke
Recognising the early warning sign is pivotal in preventing the stroke. Below are the common symptoms of stroke to understand the warning signs of the condition and take precautions.
- Numbness or weakness in face, arm or leg
- Numbness on one side of the body
- Trouble in speaking
- Vision problems with one eye or both the eyes
- Trouble in balancing or walking
- A severe headache without a reason
Support During an Emergency
The right actions in first few minutes after a stroke attack can be considered as lifesaving. When a stroke is suspected, there shouldn’t be any delay in rushing to the nearest hospital. The following cautions should be taken during the first few minutes of a stroke.
- If the person is unconscious, lie him down with his head and shoulders raised.
- Use pillow or cushions for support.
- Loose if the clothes are tight and wipe away the secretions from the mouth
- Make sure that the airway is clear.
- Check their pulse and breathing continuously.
- Don’t give them anything to eat or drink.
- If the person is not breathing give CPR (Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation)
If the person is unconscious, keep them in a position where the head and shoulders are raised to avoid saliva or blood from blocking the windpipe.