[2015] Kaitlyn Rowland: Stroke

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[2015] Kaitlyn Rowland: Stroke

-Confusion *Usually, only one side -Headache will be affected by most-Numbness symptoms*-Trouble seeing-Trouble walking

Age Range

Symptoms

Stroke

-TPA injection 4.5 hours after stroke-Drugs to reduce blood clots and reduce pressure in brain-Blood transfusions-Rehibilitation -Canes/walkers -Physical Therapy -Optimism

-3 kinds: Ischemic, Hemorrhagis, Transient Ischemic-800K Stokes per year-80% of all stokes can be prevented-Death by stoke: 40% male, 60% female-14% of stokes happen while asleep

Facts About Stroke

A stroke accours when blood flow to a certain part of the brain is cut off which deprives the brain cells of oxygen and eventually killing the brain cells in that area. Once the cells die, the abilities controlled by that cut off part are lost.

Cause

55 and up mostly affectedRisk increase as age increases

Face droopingArm weakness Speech difficulty Time to call 911

Diagnosis

Fatal?

5th Leading cause of death in the U.S.Every 4 Minutes, someone dies from a strokeStoke affects the brain and nervous system

F.A.S.T.

Medical Treatments/Home Remedies


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