Monday, July 4, 2011

Stroke

Today I am going to talk to you all about strokes! I got all this info from the National Stroke Association go there if you would like to learn more
Here is something that everyone in my nursing class was taught to remember strokes.

Here are some symptoms of a stroke

Sudden numbness or weakness of  the face, arm or leg especially if it is on one side of the body
Sudden confusion trouble speaking or understanding
Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance
Sudden sever headache with no known cause

Now for us Females the signs of a stroke can be different so as a female you may not show or have the same symptoms
For females
Sudden limb and face pain
Sudden hiccups
Sudden nausea
Sudden general weakness
Sudden chest pain
Sudden shortness of breath
Sudden palpitations (abnormal heart beat)

If help is given to a stroke victim within three hours the side effects can be reversed but time is brain so if you have these symptoms or someone else does get them help right away!
Do not try to drive your self or your friend/family member to the hospital if you think they are having a stroke call 911 if symptoms worsen the medical personnel will have the equipment to help. 

You may be wondering who is at risk for a stroke you may think it can only happen to old people but a stroke can happen to any one of any age, race, or gender. Though there are some things that do increase your risk of a stroke
Here are  is a table that shows the modifiable and non modifiable risk factors.



 And finally here is a little scorecard you can do to see where your chance of a stroke lies. Please remember that if you have any concerns you should see your doctor. This card isn't suppose to diagnose but to let you know where you are.

10 comments:

  1. You know what time it is? Face arm speech time!! :D

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  2. I get sudden headaches all the time
    Now I'll be paranoid that I'm having a stroke!

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  3. Nice post, thanks!
    Have a nice day.

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  4. wow useful.
    nice post and thanks!
    +1

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  5. This post will be very useful one day thanks a lot!

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  6. It's good to know these things. Strokes can be difficult to recognize as the symptoms are things that can happen to anyone.

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  7. Uh oh, high rick of strokes, oh well, time for another bacon sandwich

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  8. This is knowledge that everyone needs to know! Followed!

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  9. a lot of people don't seem to realize strokes can be fatal and anyone can have them
    a lot of stress raises your chances of stroke significantly

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  10. Thank you for this, will remember it, hope it won't be useful, ut might appear to be so.
    Followed.

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