RISK FACTORS AT THE TIME OF SUFFERING A STROKE
- Sex: Men are more at risk of having a stroke than women.
- Smoking tobacco: The chemicals present in tobacco, increase the accumulation of platelets in the walls of the arteries, which is capable of causing blood clots capable of blocking the arteries.
- Cholesterol: Cholesterol damages the walls of the arteries, making it easier to lodge fats in them.
- Hypertension: High blood pressure is one of the main causes of stroke.
- Diabetes: High levels of sugar in the body, are capable of damaging the arterial walls.
- Race, color, and ethnicity: It has been proven that people with dark skin color are more prone to brain attacks.
SYMPTOMS TO DETECT A STROKES
These are the main symptoms of a stroke, which may alert you and help you to detect a strokes.
- Numbness on one side of the body (face, arm, leg).
- Confusion and difficulty at the moment of understanding what is heard and when speaking.
- Difficulties to see well.
- Lack of sudden coordination and loss of balance.
- A sudden headache without any apparent cause.
- Loss of consciousness or sudden fainting.
WHAT TO DO IN THE FACE OF A STROKES?
When detecting a strokes, the first thing we should do is to notify someone immediately about our symptoms or call emergency as soon as possible. Then it is important to lie down, to avoid suffering any type of injury if we subsequently lose consciousness. The first 30 minutes are of the utmost importance at the time of suffering a strokes. It is important not to take any medication, or try any kind of first aid maneuver if we are not trained for it. CLICK NEXT PAGE BELOW TO CONTINUE READING …