Strokes are scary and alarming medical emergencies. Most people have seen a stroke portrayed on television, often involving difficult speech or movement, and sometimes paralysis. Fortunately, medical science has advanced faster than the average scriptwriter.
While strokes still represent a serious medical event, we have gotten better at diagnosing and treating these occurrences, taking some of the fear out of this medical issue. Understand how strokes are diagnosed and treated so you’ll be prepared if this happens to your family.
Signs fo a Stroke
If you suspect that you or someone you are with is having a stroke, call 9-1-1 immediately. If you are unfamiliar with stroke symptoms, here are some guidelines that can help from the American Stroke Association.
- Face Drooping – Not refer to a frown or the settling one’s face can do with age, face drooping usually occurs on one side of the face. Think of