Our brain requires proper blood flow to work, so when a blood vessel leading to the brain is ruptured, it causes a stroke which is a life-threatening condition. There are two types of stroke – ischemic and hemorrhagic and both of them can have fatal consequences if not treated on time.
Like with any other dangerous conditions, the symptoms of stroke are constantly ignored. However, as the conditions can severely harm your health, the symptoms should be recognized on time and should never be ignored. Most doctors suggest recognizing the signs by following the FAST acronym which indicates certain symptoms that occur right before the stroke. Here’s what the FAST acronym means:
F – face drooping on one side;
A – arm numbness or weakness which is one of the first signs of stroke;
S – speech difficulties (garbled speech), which occur when one side of the brain is affected;
T – time, which is of utmost importance. Getting help on time is vital for prevention of stroke and it may be the difference between life and death.
Here are other signs of stroke that shouldn’t be ignored:
Headaches and migraines
If you’re suddenly suffering from constant headaches and migraines, or constant fatigue, it may be a sign of an impending stroke.
Many patients have reported not seeing properly on one eye just before a stroke.
As the brain robbed of oxygen and blood before a stroke occurs, it may cause brain fog which could cloud your thoughts.
Watch the video below to learn more about the FAST acronym and see all the symptoms of a brain stroke: