Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Stroke Symptoms

The following disorder may be a symptom of someone affected by stroke:
- Facial Drop
Normal: both sides of the face moved symmetrically
Abnormal: one side of the front left
- Speech and language disorders
Normal: to pronounce sentence correctly and clearly
Abnormal: difficulty speaking, using the wrong word
- Arm Drift
Normal: both arms to move simultaneously and parallel
Abnormal: One arm moves down / not aligned
- Eye movement disorders and impaired coordination

Symptoms of mild stroke
When a stroke occurs, should be immediately taken to the hospital. When the doctor checked and found no symptoms of stroke, the patient is exposed to the possibility of temporary ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack or minor stroke. Patients will recover after 24 hours after the stroke occurred. To prevent repeat strokes, then the patient should lead a healthy lifestyle and consume a drug that can destroy the blockage or plaque in arteries.

Early Stroke Symptoms
Initial attack of stroke is usually a disturbance of consciousness. Disturbance of consciousness can be a feeling of wanting to sleep, confusion, difficulty remembering, blurred vision and so forth. In the next few hours of consciousness disturbance will continue, reduce muscle strength and coordination, in the form of difficulty concentrating on reading or hearing. Alternatively, the patient not easy to talk and do activities such as standing, walking and holding something. Another disturbance in the form of difficulty breathing. Other early symptoms include loss of muscle force as limp fingers, legs become stiff and lose coordination of movement. If the symptoms are more severe then the patient should be taken to the hospital.

Most cases of stroke occur suddenly, very quickly and cause brain damage within minutes. Stroke can get worse within a few hours or several days due to increased area of dead brain tissue. The development of the disease are usually interspersed with stable periods, where the expansion of brain tissue dies and stops while going improvement. Symptoms of acute stroke patients depending on the affected brain regions.

Broadly speaking, the brain consists of 3 parts:
1. Cerebrum: functions associated with higher intellectual function, speech function, the integration of sensory information and control of fine movements
2. Small brain: functions to manage the coordination of movement and balance the body.
3. Brain stem: controls the basic functions of the organs, such as eye movements, balance, awareness, breathing and heart function.

Right-brain part associated with the introduction of space, body, ability to draw, art and buildings. While the left brain function on speech, numeracy and writing.

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