B. Fits or convulsions
C. Paralysis of face, arms, legs, slurred speech
D. Breathing difficulty
B. He should rush to the nearest general physician
C. He should rush to a hospital with 24X7 CT scan and neurologist on call
D. He can try home remedies for the night.
C. Running on treadmill
B. Controlling BP and sugars,
C. Quitting smoking,
D. Skipping breakfast, if overweight
B. 1 in 8
C. 1 in 6
D. 1 in 4
D. Chest physician
Stroke affects brain. It most commonly occurs due to blockage of blood supply to a part of the brain. In some cases, it can also occur due to rupture of a blood vessel.
Common symptoms of stroke include sudden onset facial weakness, weakness of arm or leg, slurred speech, loss of vision on one side, imbalance while walking or severe headache.
Stroke is a medical emergency. The brain tissue can suffer irreversible damage, if not treated within the first four hours. Therefore, the patient should be rushed to a hospital with 24X7 CT scan facility. The treatment is administration of clot-buster therapy under the guidance of a neurologist.
Clot-buster therapy with tissue plasminogen activator or tenecteplase within the first four and a half hours after stroke onset can minimise disability.
Running on treadmill is a healthy exercise and protects from stroke.
Skipping breakfast is an unhealthy habit. Moreover, it does not help in reducing weight.
Physiotherapy is very helpful in faster recovery of stroke survivors. It should be started as early as possible.
Stroke is a disease of brain and is treated by neurologist.
Senior Consultant Neurologist
Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad