Early Warning Signs Of A Stroke

Early warning signs of a stroke are oftentimes missed due to the seemingly normal characteristics. Knowing what to look for can aid in successfully reducing a person's risk of stroke as well as diagnose other diseases that may or may not be related to stroke. Educating oneself on the characteristics of any cardiac problem is crucial in management and prevention. Sudden weakness in the face, arm, or leg is a telltale sign there is a problem. Trouble speaking, loss of vision, and loss of coordination are also more obvious signs that need medical attention quickly. The term time is used a lot when describing the treatment of any signs of a mini stroke. Every second that a person undergoes major stress on any system of the body, blood flow to the brain is decreased or stopped thus causing damage.

Transient Ischemic Attacks or TIAs are what a doctor considers a mini stroke. These can occur up to months before a full-blown stroke occurs. The cause can be for many reasons including stress, poor diet, lack of exercise over a long period of time, and family history. The biological onset of cardiac problems occurs due to interruptions in the blood supply to the brain. Early warning signs of a stroke are sometimes hard to spot due to the seemingly normal ailments that correct themselves in a timely manner, thus not raising concern until a major event happens. Some of these characteristics include sudden loss of vision, memory loss, and weakness in a limb. When these signs of a mini stroke occur, calling for help is imperative. Calling 911 or going to the emergency room is the best way to treat these symptoms. Most major stroke victims admit to having had symptoms of a mini stroke and did not get treatment because they either didn't realize what was happening or was too embarrassed to call for help in fear they were wrong about what was happening. It is better to be wrong than create the environment for worsening health. "And Asa in the thirty and ninth year of his reign was diseased in his feet, until his disease was exceeding great: yet in his disease he sought not to the LORD, but to the physicians." (2 Chronicles 16:12)

There are many factors that attribute to increased risk of any type of cardiac problems. Most are lifestyle choices such as smoking, sedentary lifestyle, stress, alcohol consumption, and obesity. In conjunction with these factors high blood pressure, heart disease, and diabetes can occur which further increases a person's risk of experiencing early warning signs of a stroke. Though some of these factors may seem out of a person's control when the alternative is a debilitated life, a person many find a certain motivation to change risky lifestyle behaviors. In addition to the above mentioned risks, the use of some medications including oral contraceptives increase the occurrence of signs of a mini stroke. Beyond these risk factors are some that cannot be changed. These include, age, sex, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status. Reducing risk can be as simple as starting to exercise. The value of exercise increases blood flow to the entire body thus lowering blood pressure, lowers cholesterol levels, and lowers stress even if no situations have changed. Even if a person does not have increased risk, regular visits to the doctor will help determine and early warning signs of a stroke. These visits can start with a general practitioner and progress to a cardiologist if the need arises. Be sure that the chosen general practitioner is educated in detecting anything suspicious. The older a person gets the higher the risk of encountering cardiac problems. This is due to the decreased pulse rate and weaker immune system, which creates the environment for infection and disease of any kind.

Reversing the effects of increased risk of experiencing cardiac conditions is a long process and should start with healthy diet. This includes the elimination of trans fats, refined sugar, and salt. Increased amounts of Omega-3 fatty acid, fiber, and a multivitamin create a great platform for a healthy diet. In addition to a regular healthy diet, the treatment of diabetes is crucial to overall health and the prevention. Concentrating a diet on fresh fruits and vegetables automatically eliminates the occurrence of salt and fat in the diet. This in itself can drastically change a person's health. A professional nutritionist should carefully monitor drastic changes to any diet in order to monitor any health factors that may contribute to a person developing early warning signs of a stroke. Treating diabetes and diabetes related diseases and conditions is crucial the success of eliminating the risk of signs of a mini stroke. Stress is a contributing factor of many diseases, but particularly those related to cardiac problems.

Continued medical advances make treatment options easier and easier to obtain and use. While research scientists continue to learn more and more about the way the brain and blood flow to the entire body works more complex treatment options are available and consequently more effective than previous options. Complex testing and natural treatment are important in deciding the best treatment option whether early signs are apparent or not. High-tech testing includes CT scanning, MRI testing, and PET scanning. Testing for brain malfunction, blood flow problems, and even allergies can determine the best kind of treatment. Prevention of any type of disease is possible from birth with parents teaching responsible lifestyle habits.

Mild Stroke Symptoms

Mild stroke symptoms are sometimes invisible even to the most informed person and understanding how this disease works is the best way to detect a problem. Knowing this information will determine the best carotid artery stroke treatments for each individual situation. In addition, tracking lifestyle habits that may affect the risk a person has of developing this disease. Alternative methods such as chiropractic care and stress relief are also advisable even by some medical doctors. The occurrence of this disease is growing in numbers due to increased stress, poor lifestyle habits, and lack of knowledge concerning the early warning signs.

The actual method in which the blood flows to the brain is key to maintaining a healthy body and decreasing the chances of having any kind of cardiac problems. Inefficient blood flow to the brain causes build up in the arteries which creates more of a risk for clots which is one of many mild stroke symptoms. Regular cleaning of the body including the cardiovascular system is necessary for proper carotid artery stroke treatments as well as prevention. There are many ways to accomplish this including an all fruit juice detoxification. Depending on other health issues such as diabetes and allergies, any type of detoxification will aid in the overall health of even the healthiest person. Speaking with a natural health professional as well as a medical health professional will ensure the safest and most effective actions taken toward wellness. There are a few different types of strokes: ischemic, hemorrhagic, and the difference between a first stroke and recurrent ones. Ischemic strokes are the most common resulting in a blood clot to the brain. Hemorrhagic strokes are less common and result in brain ruptures and bleeding. Long-term disability and death are oftentimes the result of any type of stroke, but taking the right steps toward prevention a person can live without as much fear. Likewise, aggressive carotid artery stroke treatments will lessen the probability of recurrent events in the future. Approximately 40% of stroke victims have recurrent events sometime in their life.

Immediate response to any symptoms is crucial to limiting the damage caused by a stroke. The more oxygen and nutrients lost depends on the amount of time that passes after the first signs of a problem. This may include loss of speech, loss of feeling in any limb, impaired coordination, and impaired vision. In addition, headaches without cause, nausea, vomiting, and convulsions may occur, though these are uncommon. Some symptoms can last up to 24 hours and would be considered flu-like. Risk factors that contribute to mild stroke symptoms include birth defects to the heart, already established heart conditions, and respiratory dysfunction. A heart condition called atrial fibrillation is directly linked to the risk of mild stroke symptoms including thrombotic strokes. This condition is caused when fatty deposits collect in the vessel walls of the brain. Because the event of a stroke is the clotting of blood in major arteries, and obstruction making it harder for blood to flow increases a persons risk dramatically. In addition, because heart disease has some of the same characteristics, people with heart disease are at greater risk of developing mild stroke symptoms. Some risks are unavoidable including age, gender, ethnicity, family history, and socioeconomic status. A male over the age of 65 has a much greater risk of experiencing unusual effects, however more women die each year due the increased severity of events. In general, women live longer than men, possibly due to the occurrence of mini strokes that may go undetected in men which gradually disables them to the point of death. If a person falls into any of the above-mentioned categories, careful management of controllable variables such as smoking, exercise, and diet are crucial to a continued healthy life. "For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had." (John 5:4)

Treatment following any debilitating event is important in preventing another one. Carotid artery stroke treatments include hypothermia, which cools the blood thus slowing blood flow, which may contribute to lessening the threat of clots. This technique is also used on heart attack patients to minimize further events and increase the success of recovery. The administration of magnesium sulfate has shown to increase blood flow to the brain and prevent further collection of calcium to weakened systems. Treatment also includes further preventative measures such as further change in diet and exercise. A person may feel adequate diet and exercise is being practiced; however if a stroke occurs, further measures must be taken including medication and surgery. Some people simply have thinner arteries than others and need to pathways enlarged. No matter what percentage of risk a person has, biological structure cannot be altered without surgery. After the surgical procedure a person will most likely benefit from medication that will decrease any continued risk. Extensive testing through a wide variety of tools may help determine the reason. These tests include MRI, CT scan, and MRA. Through the results of these tests doctors may be able to diagnose an otherwise invisible condition. Modern technology is able to diagnose problems that have occurred in families for hundreds of years. Once the diagnosis is made, treatment may be available for other members of the family as well as the immediate patient.

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