What should you do when you notice someone having a stroke? Find out in this short video snippet by the National Neuroscience Institute.
Transcribed from video.
What is a stroke?
Stroke is a "brain attack". When the blood supply to the brain is interrupted, brain cells lose their function causing symptoms and signs of stroke.
There are two common types of stroke:
- Haemorrhagic Stroke
Caused by the burst of a blood vessel
- Ischaemic Stroke or Infarct
Caused by the blockage of a blood vessel
How to spot the symptoms of a stroke?
Facial droop, uneven smile.
Arm numbness and weakness. Leg weakness or numbness may also occur.
Slurred speech. Difficulty in speaking or understanding.
Speed is of essence. if you see or experience any of these signs, call 995 and get to the hospital immediately.
This health information is brought to you by the National Neuroscience Institute.