What is a Stroke?
A stroke is caused when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or reduced which deprives brain tissue from oxygen and nutrients. Then brain cells begin to die. A stroke is a medical emergency. Quick treatment is vital. Early action minimizes brain damage and possible complications. However, strokes can be treated and prevented.
The following are the signs and symptoms of a stroke, we should pay attention to these and take quick action if any of them occur.
- Trouble with speaking and understanding
- Paralysis or numbness of the face, arm or leg
- Trouble with seeing in one or both eyes
- Trouble with walking
- Physical therapist
- Occupational therapist
- Recreational therapist
- Speech pathologist
- Social worker
- Case manager