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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Article publié pour la première fois le 01/10/2011

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