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Are you having thinking problems lately? Check yourself – Stroke Symptoms Checker.

 

The stroke is one of the cardiovascular diseases with major impact worldwide. It very often leads to death or disability.

A stroke occurs when the brain, for whatever reason, lacks the necessary blood flow to provide oxygen to the brain cells. This situation leads to brain cells’ death. Therefore, to overall or specific mental and movement impairment, and also fatality.

Furthermore, strokes have two main types. There is an ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. The former’s characteristics comprise situations in which the blood vessel that supplies to the brain is occluded; thus, the blood and the oxygen will not get to its final destination. The latter is a situation in which any of the blood vessels in the brain breaks. Therefore, it will lead to a spillover of blood in the brain that besides limiting the blood and oxygen supply due to the blood vessel interruption. The presence of blood widespread in the brain tissue will end in more complications.

Importantly, stroke was the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States from 1938 to 2007 and dropped to the 5th leading cause of death in 2013. Formerly, the stroke was a cardiovascular condition that affects people in the sixth decade of life and more. However, that vision has changed. The scientific evidence shows that between 1990 and 2013, there was a surge in cases and more worryingly of death among younger adults of 20 to 64 years by both hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes. Approximately 5 to 10% of stroke is occurring in people below their 50’s years.

The causes of stroke are many, and it would also vary between ischemic and hemorrhagic types.

Both of the strokes, as cardiovascular diseases, share the same risk factors. Nonetheless, hemorrhagic stroke is far less frequent than its homologous. This situation reasons for the fact that causes for ischemic stroke are more common than the ones for hemorrhagic stroke.

For ischemic strokes, the reason why the brain blood vessel gets blocked could be either locally or coming from another part of the body. For example, the thrombotic ischemic stroke is when the blood vessel damage is within the same blood vessel. On the other hand, an embolic stroke means that the element that is occluding the brain’s artery come from another place, very commonly, from the heart.

In the hemorrhagic stroke, there is a substantial relationship with previous bleeding disorders and blood vessel malformations, like aneurysms. The primary cause for this stroke to occur is hypertension, even though this disease also plays a significant role in causing ischemic stroke too.

The signs, symptoms, and overall presentation or affection of the disease will tend to vary widely, although some features are constant among the patients.

The stroke presentation will vary depending on its extension and the brain’s location of the lesion. There are different portions of the brain that handle distinct functions. Therefore, for example, when the artery that supplies blood to the brain’s part that controls the speaking functions, it would halt its normal functioning.

Moreover, there are mini-strokes or a transitory lack of blood (transient ischemic attack). This is not a stroke because it is reversible. However, in this situation, there is a risk of having a stroke of 5% in the 48 hours and 10% in the next three months if the patient does not start any treatment. It can cause the same symptoms, but after some minutes, they totally disappear.

The stroke can exist silently too. If the area of the brain that is affecting does not control a critical and noticeable function, it may go under the table. It could cause symptoms that are often difficult to link with this condition, such as difficulty concentrating, loss of memory, or emotional issues.

This tool will play a major in the health of anybody.

The stroke symptoms checker gathers the most important signs, symptoms, and risk factors for this condition. In an acute and devastating presentation of a stroke, the immediate thought should be assisting to the ER. However, in people at high risk of developing it, or that already have had a mini-stroke or a silent stroke. They will specifically benefit from this fantastic tool. It is free and would not take more than a few minutes.

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    Are you over 45 years?

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    Are you over 64 years?

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    Does any of your parents have died from cardiovascular disease before the age of 65?

    • Yes
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    Do you smoke cigarettes?

    • Yes
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    Do you are a usual bystander of people who smoke cigarettes? (secondhand smoke)

    • Yes
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    Do you daily consume more than two alcoholic beverages of strong liquor (rum, whiskey, vodka, etc.)?

    • Yes
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    Do you exercise daily at least 30 minutes for four days a week? (at least walking at a brisk pace)

    • Yes
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    Do you have obesity? (please search in google the “BMI formula,” and with your weight and height it will calculate you that diagnosis)

    • Yes
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    Do you consume at least five days a week, both vegetables and fruits?

    • Yes
    • No
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    Do you regularly eat fried or fast food (more than three times a week)?

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    Do you regularly consume sugary drinks (more than three times a week)?

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    Do you have been diagnosed with hypertension?

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    Did you measure your blood pressure in the last three years?

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    Do you have been diagnosed with diabetes?

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    Did you check your fast blood sugar (glucose) in the last three years?

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    Do you have been diagnosed with high cholesterol or dyslipidemia?

    • Yes
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    Did you check your cholesterol or lipid levels in the last three years?

    • Yes
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    Do you have difficulty concentrating?

    • Yes
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    Do you have disorientation in familiar places?

    • Yes
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    Do you have a loss of bladder control? (sometimes you urinate yourself without noticing it)

    • Yes
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    Are you having loss of memory or emotional issues?

    • Yes
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    Have you had numbness on one side of the body?

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    Have you had sudden slurring speech?

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    Have you had sudden dizziness or loss of balance?

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    Have you had sudden blackened, blurry or double vision?

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    Have you had a sudden severe headache that then immediately disappears?

    • Yes
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    Have you had difficulty speaking or spoke incoherent words?

    • Yes
    • No

Written by Dr. Esteban Kosak

Doctor of Medicine - MD Recently Graduated from Medical School and inspired to aid the global population during this situation. I think that we shall no longer be waiting to see a doctor when we feel sick. Several times we feel disease searches in Google drive us to a rabbit hole and come out thinking that we may die of cancer or something very serious, given that symptoms may seem to fit a wide variety of illnesses. Since I recently graduated from medical school. I have all the medical information fresh in my mind. My thorough experience as an expert researcher allows me to very-well known the different diseases and conditions that affect human bodies. Empowered by the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SGDs). I think that we all can provide a grain of sand to help humanity. That's why we created Symptoms.Care a place where you can come and screen your symptoms and find what different illnesses can be related to them. Armed with the right information you can instantly, discretely, secure and from the comfort of your home talk with a Doctor that can Evaluate your Symptoms and help you seek the right treatment.

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