Stroke is among the top 5 leading causes of death in the USA which is why you should pay close attention to any unusual changes in your body and act immediately.
Whenever our body experience something wrong and different they find ways to tell us and warn us about it. The key is to know what to look for and where.
Stroke happens when a blood vessels that transports oxygen and nutrients to the brain bursts or gets obstructed by a clot. As a result of this obstruction the designated part of the brain will not receive the much needed oxygen and nutrients and brain cells will start to die off.
Additionally, the functions controlled by this body part will be affected as well and since the brain controls all of our bodily functions it can have a huge impact on your overall health.
Strokes are very serious and can have life-threatening consequences but there is a way to prevent one up to a month before it happens if you know how to recognize the warning signs your body is sending.
There are two types of strokes, ischemic and hemorrhagic: An ischemic stroke happens when the blood vessels and arteries that carry oxygen through our body are extremely clogged and burst. When that happens, the brain does not get the oxygen it needs in order to maintain the brain cells alive and they eventually are destroyed.
A hemorrhagic stroke is rare and happens when there is bleeding in the brain.
The brain is a very important part of our body that controls a lot of essential functions and anything that can pose a threat to it should be managed and treated fast. If the blood does not reach the certain part it is meant for then that part cannot do its function properly and other issues and problems can arise.
Stroke can manifest differently in different people and when different brain parts are affected but one thing all patients report is that they start suddenly.
Below are the warning signs that can be noticed up to a month before it happens and can help you, your friends or family prevent a serious, life-threatening condition. Read them carefully and consult your doctor if you’re in doubt.
The most common symptoms and signs are:
Weakness and lightheadedness