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What are the warning signs of a stroke?

Typical warning signs of a stroke develop suddenly and can include:
  • Weakness or numbness on one side of your body 
  • Sudden confusion or trouble understanding 
  • Trouble talking 
  • Dizziness, loss of balance, or trouble walking 
  • Trouble seeing out of one or both eyes 
  • Double vision 
  • Severe headache 
What is a stroke?
 
 
 
 
 
 
A stroke, sometimes called a "brain attack", occurs when blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted and brain tissue is damaged. The most common cause is a blocked blood vessel. Stroke can cause physical problems such as paralysis, problems with thinking or speaking, and emotional problems.
 
What does diabetes have to do with strokes?
If you have diabetes, you're much more likely to have a stroke, heart disease, or a heart attack. 
 
How Can Stroke Be Prevented in Diabetes?
Ways to reduce your risk of stroke include:
  • Keep your blood sugar levels controlled.
  • Maintain a healthy weight.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Have your cholesterol checked and controlled .
  • Limit the amount of alcohol you drink. Guidelines are one drink per day for women and two drinks a day for men.
  • Have your blood pressure checked and control your blood pressure, if necessary.
  • Follow your health care provider's instructions for changing your diet.
  • Follow your health care provider's instructions for taking preventive medicines.
How do I know whether I'm at high risk for a stroke?
Just having diabetes puts you at risk, but your risk is even greater under the following conditions:
  • High blood pressure 
  • Abnormal blood cholesterol levels 
  • Smoking 
  • History of stroke or a transient ischemic attack (TIA), also called a mini-stroke 
  • Family history of stroke or TIAs 
How is a stroke diagnosed?
A number of tests may be done if a stroke is suspected:
Your doctor will examine you to check for any changes in body function. 
A CT (CAT scan) or MRI (magnetic resonance imaging).
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
What are the treatments for stroke?
  •  Rush the patient to 'STROKE UNIT' within 2 hours.
  • "Clot-busting" drugs 
  • Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation

 

 

 

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