Comemorado March 31, the National Day of patients with cerebral vascular accident (CVA) was established in 2003 with the aim of raising awareness about the reality of the disease in Portugal and contribute to the improvement of occupational health practice, encouraging a dynamic leads to a & # 39; the emergence of new approaches.
Stroke can affect anyone: men and women, children and the elderly.
According to the National Health Service (the NHS), stroke with & # 39 is a sudden neurological deficit caused by ischemia (blood flow deficiency) or a brain hemorrhage. To prevent healthy lifestyle disease should be taken, giving up smoking and a sedentary lifestyleAnd it is also important to pay attention to diseases such as hypertension, diabetes or cardiac arrhythmias.
The main warning signs of stroke, according to the information available on the site CUF hospital network that require immediate call 112, with & # 39 are:
What are the symptoms of a stroke?
These symptoms arise from almost directly.
As a rule, It's easy to recognize a stroke by using the Rule 5 F-x, These symptoms can occur in isolation or in combination:
person: A person may be asymmetrical form suddenly as "angle mouth" or eyelids. These signals can be better perceived when the victim tries to smile.
Power: Usually, your arm or leg suddenly loses power or there is a sudden lack of balance.
He says: It might seem strange or confusing, the question does not make sense. People often do not seem to understand what he is told.
Absence of a sudden vision: Sudden loss of vision in one or both eyes, with the & # 39 is a common symptom of a stroke, and double vision.
Severe headache: In addition, it is important to raise the sudden and very severe headache that is different from the usual scheme and for no apparent reason.
What is the treatment of stroke?
Particularly useful drugs for the treatment and prevention of stroke with & # 39 are antihypertensive, antiplatelet and anticoagulation. Taken together, these three classes of drugs to improve circulation and provides a better blood supply, nutrients and oxygen to brain cells.
Selection of the optimal combination of drugs, should always be performed by your doctor. In some cases, surgery may be the key to open the blocked artery.
To do this in front of a suspected stroke?
In these cases, you should immediately call the phone 112Explaining what is happening.
The patient will be treated as a priority in the emergency room, where the treatment will be initiated immediately and the diagnosis is made.
For more information about this condition also visit the website of the Portuguese Society Stroke (SPAVC).
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