Diet & Health
WHAT IS MINI STROKE?
Mini Strokes are not actually the strokes we known about. First of all it does not cause any permanent damage, but can save you from such damage if recognized properly. Most of the time people do not have any idea that they had gone through a stroke, and that’s mini stroke for you. When the oxygen is not reaching to the brain properly, due to a sudden clot this condition is named as mini stroke. It disappears within a while, but it’s an alert of stroke.
THE SYMPTOMS OF MINI STROKES
UNABLE TO SPEAK AND UNDERSTAND
The first problem that may arise, they feel difficult to speak out. Neither they are able to express anything nor are they able to understand anything. They are just blank for that particular period.
There is a sudden black out. Everything, literally the world turns black for them. Or the things become blurry. They are not able to see anything properly for a minute. Basically there is a vision problem.
FAST stands for Face, Arms, Speech and Time. Ask them to smile, probably they will not and the face may drop. Secondly, ask them to raise both of their hands, and see if any one or both are falling. Third is, talk with them and watch if there is any difficulty. Ask them to repeat one word; it will be difficult for them. And if you find all of these symptoms or at least one of them, then it’s time for an emergency call.
One of the major symptoms of mini stroke is severe headache that occurs very suddenly.
NUMBNESS AND DIZZINESS
There is sudden loss of balance. It will make you feel weak, sudden feeling of paralysis etc.
PROBEMS TO SWALLOW
You will feel difficult to swallow. Like if you are eating and suddenly you feel anything wrong be aware.
In some serious cases there is loss of consciousness.
CAUSES OF MINI STROKE
1. Over Weight
2. High blood pressure
3. High cholesterol