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Symptoms Of Stroke In Women Over 50
I have signs and symptoms of a stroke. 25 year old female no alcohol no smoking severe headache dizziness heart feela funny extreme tired and in a fog
Stroke symptoms.: Strokes can cause symptoms ranging from almost undetectable problems to complete loss of function on one side of the body. Usually strokes cause changes in movement or weakness on one side versus the other. Speech and vision can also be affected as well as sensation. Often times strokes are preceded by warning signs in which the after mentioned problems could be transient in nature. If you're experiencing any of these problems seek medical attention immediately. ...Read more
F = new onset facial weakness on one side, the mouth or the eye droops (smiling shows this up)
A = new onset arm weakness (you cant hold one of your arms up or lift it properly
S = speech problems, new slurring or difficulty finding the name for common objects e.g. pen, chairs, keys.
T = Urgent treatment in hospital is required. Call ambulance. ...Read more
Vision in both eyes: By definition, any vision changes that occur with stroke must show up in both eyes. Sometimes it is subtle, but because the nerves from your eyes cross over, any stroke will affect both. ...Read more
Mini stroke is: Symptoms of stroke that last just few minutes or hours but always less than 24 hrs. Consider a warning sign of a complete stroke. Also known as transient ischemic attacks is a serious event that should not be ignored. Treatment and diagnosis should be seek immediately. Symptoms include sudden numbness and tingling or weakness at face, arm or leg in one side of the body; confusion, trouble speaking. ...Read more
Think "FAST": The acronym "fast" summarizes what to look for and what do if you think someone is having a stroke: 1)face-ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop? 2) arms-ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? 3) speech-ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is their speech slurred or strange? 4) time-if you observe any of these signs, call 9-1-1 immediately. ...Read more
Location dependent: This depends upon the location of the stroke. It could include weakness, language difficulties, sensory abnormalities and visual loss. Other possibilites include personality change, neglect of one side of the body, transient visual hallucinations, inability to swallow, facial weakness and numbness, gait disorders, tremors and spasticity. The list is not all inclusive. ...Read more
Transient ischemia: A TIA might be considered a mini-stroke, but it is typically transient lasting about 20-30 min. One might experience loss of speech, dizziness, unilateral weakness and/or numbness, perhaps unilateral loss of vision, maybe double vision, imbalance, etc. Variable in view of variations of brain circulation. A mini event might be termed lacune, and leads to vascular dementia. ...Read more
See: Stroke. Org, heart. Org, and womenshealth. Gov for good info. ...Read more
That's not clear: Stroke certainly can be life threatening, especially if intracranial hemorrhage is associated, (60% mortality by one year). Men may have more complicated risk factors, such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, high triglycerides, elevated homocysteine, smoking, alcohol abuse, but we surely are seeing many women with similar risk factors. ...Read more
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