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Stroke


Stroke:  A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or severely reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and food. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die.

Prompt treatment is crucial. Early action can minimise brain damage and potential complications.

The main signs and symptoms of stroke are:
  •  the face may have dropped on one side, the person may not be able to smile or their mouth or eye may have dropped.
  •  the person with suspected stroke may not be able to lift both arms and keep them there because of arm weakness or numbness in one arm.
  •  their speech may be slurred or garbled, or the person may not be able to talk at all despite appearing to be awake. 
The good news is that strokes can be treated and prevented. You can significantly reduce your risk of having a stroke through a healthy lifestyle, such as eating a healthy diet, taking regular exercise, drinking alcohol in moderation and not smoking. 

Medical Emergency: A stroke is a medical emergency. Prompt treatment is crucial. CALL AN AMBULANCE/EMERGENCY SERVICES IMMEDIATELY.
 


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