Stroke is a condition where the brain is denied of blood flow leading to the death of its cells. The stroke will either be hemorrhagic where the brain has internal bleeding or ischemic, where there is cell death. A transient stroke will hit the patient and last around two hours and may be accompanied by intense headaches. The patient by extension will have a half side of the body will fail to function or not function properly. The patient will be unaware of some of the signs and symptoms they give and will require a second party to call 911 and tell the doctors of the possible stroke. Here are some of the questions the Frontier ER doctors will have for the patient or the accompanying partner.
ER Questions about Stroke-like Symptoms
How old are you?
From forty and above, PEOPLE are more prone to strokes. Among the young, men will stand a higher risk of stroke than women. Stroke in women however mainly ends in death. The women using birth control pills have been known to hold higher risks of stroking out.
Have you been experiencing massive headaches?
Some of the pre-stroke symptoms include massive headaches. The doctor will need to know where the headaches occur to tell the stroke type. A forehead headache indicates the stroke may arise in the carotid artery. A back headache could mean a stroke from the vertebrobasilar system.
Have you had any numbness in your body?
One of the most common stroke symptoms is body numbness. At the start of a stroke, the patient will experience numbness on the side of the face. The face will seem droopy, and people will be unable too clearly show their teeth or smile since one side of the face cannot move. In some cases, stroke patients will have pins and needles feeling in their body.
Do you often feel your heart palpitating with shortness of breath?
During the stroke, the patient will feel as if their heart is fluttering and difficulties in breathing. The patients will also experience procreated hiccups. These symptoms are mostly found in women.
Are you having any difficulties moving your arms?
A stroke patient will often suffer paralysis on their arms, mostly on one side only. The doctors will require the patient to try moving both their arms to an equal height. The patient will undergo an exercise in clenching their arms.
Are you having any difficulties walking?
Stroke causes unstable/ loss of balance when walking. Lack of coordination accompanies this gait disturbance. The patient will also experience dizziness that is easily confused with intoxication.
Have you suffered any speech impediments so far?
A stroke patient will have difficulties in speaking referred to as aphasia. It happens when they have a left side stroke since speech is a left side of the brain task. Also, once they speak, you may fail to comprehend their statements. It will be gabbled or slurred speech. The doctor might ask you to say simple sentences such as” dogs can’t learn new tricks” problems uttering these words indicate a 72% near stroke chance.
Are you experiencing any emotional outbursts?
The right side of the brain controls emotions in addition to its other tasks. When a patient suffers a right-side stroke, they will have emotional outbursts.
Do you experience blurred vision?
In early stroke stages, the patient will start seeing double images. It indicates that one eye is failing. This symptom is however quite tricky to identify.
Have you had any seizures of late?
Some stroke situations will have seizure accompaniment.
Has anyone in your family suffered a stroke before?
When your family members often get conditions such as high blood pressure that are closely related to stroke, you will share in their risk factor. Researchers have also identified that when parents get strokes by age 65, it is highly likely that their children will also suffer a stroke, regardless of gender. When a mother experiences a stroke, however, their daughters stand a higher risk of stroking than sons.
Have you suffered any sexually transmitted disease?
Herpes Zoroaster patients have been known to stand a high chance of getting a stroke. Research shows that with drug consumption, e.g., cocaine and crack, the brain structure darkens. Some drugs interrupt blood flow to the brain and trigger strokes. On the other hand, some could narrow blood vessels leading to hemorrhagic stroke. In extreme cases, they will increase blood pressure, rupturing vein walls in the brain and this stroke as they cut blood supply to some brain parts.
More often than not, a stroke patient will have no clue they are having a stroke. When it is a TIA, the attack is a miniature sized one lasting from few minutes to an hour. After this, the patient will call 911, themselves, upon reading all the symptoms are heading to a stroke. However, some strokes come abruptly, and the patient cannot tell what is happening. Being the third party, you have to call 911 immediately as stroke is life-threatening.