Masterstroke Against Stroke
Dr. Bhuvaneshwari Rajendran, Kauvery Hospital, shares valuable insights about the importance of rushing to a hospital in case of a stroke. Knowing stroke symptoms and getting immediate medical attention is key to saving brain function. The faster a person who has suffered a stroke gets to a hospital that has a comprehensive stroke centre, the greater are the chances of saving the person's life and hopefully reversing the long-term effects of the stroke.
Types of stroke
Ischemic stroke - In a transient ischemic attack, blood flow to part of the brain is blocked or reduced.
Haemorrhagic stroke – During this stroke, blood spills into or around the brain creates swelling and pressure, and damages brain cells and tissue.
Can strokes be prevented?
Yes, many strokes can be prevented. With a balanced diet, regular exercise, and a healthy lifestyle, a stroke's risk factor is reduced.
What is BE FAST?
One of the most important words associated with a stroke is the acronym BE FAST. It stands for balance, eyes, face, arms, speech, and time. It is a handy technique to help you quickly recognize common signs of a stroke. It enables you to check for tell-tale signs if or when someone is having a stroke. This is important since immediate medical attention will make a difference between life or death.
Join the BE FAST movement and deal a masterstroke against stroke!
- Jan 25, 2021