If you thought that stroke is just a sudden happening of a health issue in your brain. It's not, just like other illness, there are warning signs that you can look up to when you are having a thoughts, that they might get stroke.
Stroke happens when the blood flow in your brain completely stop and the brain cells are start dying.
And don't be so sure that only elderly can experience this. According to MedicineNet, more than 3% of people who got hospitalized because of stroke are actually under 65 years old.
High blood pressure, high cholesterol and smoking are just some of the factors that contributes and causes stroke.
Below are 5 warning signs of stroke before it happens, whether you believe it or not.
1. Arm Weakness
A person experiencing a stroke may feel sudden numbness and weakness in certain part of their body, but it is usually affects only one side of the body. You can do a little test, by asking them if they can lift their two arms-if they can do it, if you see the other one is significantly lower than the other, then it is one of the signs.
2. Severe Headache
A sudden severe headache can be an effect of stroke. However, not all these symptoms that occur could really be because of stroke, headaches can also because of migraine. Make sure to call for medical help.
According to Stroke Association, confusion are now listed as one of the symptom of stroke. Patients means have inability to understand or articulate thoughts.
4. Speech Difficulty
A person who got affected by stroke have trouble of speaking clearly. It is suggested to make them repeat their sentences to be sure if they are slurring.
5. Balance Issues
They may feel sudden issues like balancing. If you feel like unsure, you could ask them to walk in a straight line or touch their nose.
Source: Pinoy Health Tips