Signs of Stroke

April 16, 2020 12:00 pm

Do you know the signs of a stroke? The ability to quickly recognize someone may be having a stroke is an important – and potentially life-saving – skill that all adults should have. While strokes are more common among older populations, strokes can happen to people of all ages. The quicker a stroke is identified and treatment provided, the better the overall prognosis for recovery since brain damage increases with the amount of time a stroke goes untreated. Modern stroke treatments greatly reduce the long-term effects of a stroke, but they need to be implemented within three hours of the onset of the first symptoms to be fully effective.

Watch For Signs of a Stroke

There are several common signs that someone is having a stroke and they are consistent for both men and women. One of the most common is the sudden onset of numbness, weakness or paralysis in the extremities (arms and legs) or in the face. These sensations might occur on one side of the body, or on both sides simultaneously. Sudden confusion, particularly with speaking or understanding speech is another common sign that someone is having a stroke, as is loss or impairment of vision, sudden dizziness, difficulty walking, lack of coordination or loss of balance. In addition, the onset of sudden and sever headaches might signal that someone is having a stroke. Contact 911 if you notice any of these symptoms and be prepared to report the time that you first noticed symptoms.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a stroke, even with early intervention, rehabilitation may be necessary. Choosing the right rehabilitation program is an important part of the recovery process because rehabilitation programs need to be designed to meet the specific needs of each individual. By focusing on the treatment that individual patients need, rehabilitation programs can maximize a patient’s ability to recover function after a stroke.

Inglemoor’s stroke rehabilitation program is designed to help patients who have suffered from a stroke. Our rehab specialists create individually tailored programs that focus on recovering function, whether patients have experienced milder transient ischemic attacks (TIAs) or more severe cerebral accidents (CVAs). We offer resident-based stroke rehabilitation programs that focus on recovery and therapy with the goal of returning people to their communities as quickly as possible, having recovered as much function as possible. This is accomplished through close cooperation between our medical and therapeutic staff, a streamlined collaboration that ensures all aspects of post-stroke care are focused on accomplishing the same goals. 

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