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Identify and Be Fast to Handle Stroke

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Doctors have said that recognizing symptoms and quick treatment can tackle the cases of strokes, which are also gripping the youngsters.

They added that stroke identification can be done with vital signs like Be Fast.

B stands for trouble with balance, E for vision loss, F for facial expressions change, A for arm weakness and S for slurring speech. T stands for reaching a nearby hospital with stroke care facilities in time.

A stroke happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is hampered, causing damage or death of the brain cells.

There are two types of strokes, ischemic stroke that occurs due to the clot formation in the blood vessel supplying to the brain. The other one is haemorrhagic stroke, which is seen when the blood vessel supplying the brain ruptures causing leakage of blood into the surrounding brain.

Nowadays, many youngsters are also diagnosed with this condition. Some of the risk factors for stroke in younger adults are smoking, heavy drinking, diabetes, obesity, illicit drug use, binge drinking, family history.

In an event at Wockhardt hospital in Mumbai where stroke survivers were present, Dr. Pavan Pai, Neurologist, said, “Stroke is claiming millions of lives each year. It can happen anywhere and to anyone, so timely treatment is essential as every minute is precious.”

He informed that around 230 stroke patients were successfully treated at Wockhardt Hospital from September 2019-September 2021.

“Out of which, 144 were males, 86 were females. 23 patients in the age group of 31-40 years, 36 in the age group of 41-50 years, 59 patients in the age group of 51-60 years, 100 patients in the age group of 61-80 years, and 12 patients above 80 were successfully treated at the hospital,” he added.


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