Stroke symptoms are many but not all of them are the same. There are two types of strokes, the ischemic stroke and the hemorrhagic stroke. The first is when the blood flow to the brain is blocked, while the second is when the brain is deprived of oxygen due to a lack of a blood vessel. A stroke can cause all or some of the following signs or symptoms.
Headache: The headaches experienced with ischemic strokes are usually felt in both sides of the head. They may be experiencing a transient or chronic migraine. Tingling and numbness around the head are also signs of ischemic strokes. Other signs include dizziness and confusion. If someone experiences these symptoms for longer than two days, they may be experiencing a full stroke association.
Unrestrained bleeding: This is one of the fastest, most damaging, and most popular ischemic stroke symptoms. When a blood clot (thrombus) forms in a blood vessel, it is called a thrombus. Blood clots can easily form in a number of places in the body including the breastbone, spinal column, and ischemic (reduced) arteries. If a blood clot forms in an ischemic artery, it is known as a thrombus within an ischemic artery. When it forms in an embolus, it is known as a bolus.
Numbness and Sudden numbness: This is another one of the major stroke symptoms that is the result of brain damage. Most people do not experience this symptom right away. It is only a matter of time when it will present itself because it is part of the more common symptoms that are experienced post stroke.
Slurred speech: A person that has suffered a stroke will often experience difficulty speaking. Sometimes the slurred speech is confused with understanding others. This symptom of stroke will be more severe than difficulty speaking though. A severe headache that accompanies slurred speech is also a sign of stroke. Understanding others can also be a problem with this symptom.
Double vision: Another fairly common sign that is associated with this condition is double vision. The eyes see things through two different glasses. The eyes have separate lenses, which are mounted in the eye. If one lens is impaired then the other will be normal. This condition is known as double vision and happens when the victim experiences a temporary loss in the ability to see. This is a very frustrating symptom of stroke.
Severe Headache: This is yet another very common sign that is associated with this condition. A stroke victim will often experience a severe headache, which lasts for long periods of time. This can even occur while at rest. This headache will often have a distinct odor to it.
Atypical Behavior: Some people will have unusual behaviors like they become fidgety or restless while they are awake. Other people may exhibit physical twitching or contractions in the muscles. All of these behaviors are caused by the blood vessels near the brain becoming swollen or irritated. These are some of the more common things that people will report experiencing after a stroke.
Fatigue: Many people will experience mild to severe headache and dizziness on one side of their body only. It will alternate back and forth. This is referred to as one sided stroke. In some instances, one side may experience more severe pain than the other. This symptom is called mixed episodes. Some people may experience dizziness on one side of their body but not the other.
Slurred Speech: Some may experience slurred speech, also known as stuttering, after a stroke. Slurred speech can come in the form of simple sentence sounds. Slurred speech can be very irritating to those that hear it. Sometimes, these slurred words are difficult to decipher. Sometimes the person will have difficulty pronouncing the words.
Nausea: One of the first symptoms that many people experience after a stroke is that of nausea. The nausea is caused by the lack of ischemic blood flow in the area of the brain that was affected. Nausea is often mistaken for a menstrual cycle. The nausea that follows is caused by a loss of blood flow and nutrients to the body.
Some of these signs may vary from person to person. These are just a few of the many indicators that can occur following a stroke. An experienced stroke therapist will be able to give you a much better idea of what you might be experiencing. These indicators are important for those that may be able to witness them. It is important that you visit your local stroke center to get an assessment of your condition so that you can make a plan for treatment.
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