Signs and Symptoms of a Thrombotic Stroke

Signs and Symptoms of a Thrombotic Stroke

The symptoms of a thrombotic stroke may vary, depends upon the area of brain
is affected, because different areas of the brain are responsible for different functions.
For example, different areas of the brain control movement, sight, speech, balance and
coordination. Greater the part of brain is affected greater will be the functional disability.
The various symptoms include..

1) numbness or weakness – the patient experience weakness on one side or
that side may even be completely paralyzed.
2) Slurred speech- the patient may not be able to speak properly or total
inability to talk.
3) Movement problems - A thrombotic stroke can cause a number of

movement problems, including an inability to coordinate one's arms or
hands. A person may also have difficulty walking including staggering or veering

Headache
Dizziness or confusion
Visual disturbance, including sudden loss of vision

Coordination problems in the arms and hands

If any of these symptoms appear suddenly, then patient is
suffering from thrombotic stroke or any other kind of stroke. Symptoms, once begin, can
quickly become less prominent, stay the same or gradually get worse over hours or days.

Classic stroke symptoms can be recalled as FAST

Face — Sudden droopiness of the face or weakness or problems with vision

Arm — Sudden numbness or weakness of one or both arms

Speech — Difficulty in speaking, slurred speech, or garbled speech

Time — Time is very important in stroke treatment

Sometimes, episodes of stroke-like symptoms
occur before a stroke. A short episode of stroke-like symptoms is called a transient
ischemic attack (TIA). Symptoms appear suddenly and then get better over several
minutes to a couple hours. Most TIAs last less than 30 minutes. One or more of these
attacks occurs before more than half of all strokes.

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