The human organism is a one complete entity that is so smart, it always knows what is going on. However, the conscious part of our psyche isn’t always aware of this. Consciousness doesn’t always know how to translate the signals our own body is sending to us.
Did you know that approximately 80% of all the recorded strokes are a result of blockage of blood vessel that supply the brain with oxygen?
Strokes can occur also because of the very opposite – a burst blood vessel. However, from the cases o recorded strokes of people who have survived, the majority claim they have experienced “mini-strokes” days before the actual big stroke happened.
These mini strokes last for mostly 5 minutes and don’t have any long-lasting effects on the brain. Unfortunately, no one was truly aware of their meaning, not after the stroke actually happened.
However, there is actually a test that could say more specific if you’re experiencing a mini stroke or not. Stand in front of a mirror and smile as wide as you can.
If your face droops on one side, it means you are experiencing a mini stroke. Also, connecting simple sentences and difficulty to speak your mind could also mean you’re experiencing a mini stroke.
Another test is trying to lift and hold both arms in the air at the same time. If you’re experiencing a mini stroke or an actual stroke – there is NO WAY you could achieve this.
Here are some more warning signs that a stroke is about to happen to your body and you need to extra cautious and prevent-oriented.
- Unexpected numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Sudden confusion or problems understanding quite simple things
- Difficulty with speaking or numbness of the tongue
- Sudden vision problems in one or both eyes
- Unanticipated dizziness, loss of balance or coordination, difficulty walking and coordinating in the space around you
- Sudden and severe headache with no actual cause
If you recognize these sins you may save a life – yours or somebody else’s. call 911 or your doctor as soon as you experience these signs and NEVER drive yourself or let the person experiencing a stroke to drive.
Don’t panic and note the time your symptoms started – you will be more efficient and have a more proper treatment!