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Chapter: Diseases of The Brain and Nervous System(A Health Education Guide): Paralysis - Stroke

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The warning signals of an impending stroke (T.I.A.)

Feeling of weakness in one side of the body; the limbs of the affected side may stop working or become numb.

The warning signals of an impending stroke (T.I.A.) :

i.               Feeling of weakness in one side of the body; the limbs of the affected side may stop working or become numb.

ii.               Momentary loss of vision in one or both the eyes.

iii.               Confusion, difficulty in speech or comprehension.far a short period of time.

 iv.               Vertigo, blurring of vision, diplopia, sudden headaches, nausea or vomiting, weakness in both the legs, stumbling, sudden momentary unconsciousness or falling down. These symptoms prevail for certain period of time and if the symptoms are ignored and if no treatment is commenced, paralysis of a whole side ensues, with loss of speech and the patient may be unconscious. Ignoring these symptoms can prove fatal.

 

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