Stroke Treatment in Aspen, CO
A stroke may be called many things, including a brain attack or cardiovascular accident (CVA) by your doctor or medical team. Strokes can be mild or very serious and life-threatening if they are not handled quickly by trained medical professionals.
A stroke occurs when a blood clot travels through and lodges in the arteries that supply blood to the brain. As the clot stops blood from flowing through the artery, delicate cells of the brain begin to die very quickly. A burst blood vessel inside the brain can also cause a stroke.
As the cells die, the area of the body and functions that section of the brain control will stop functioning properly. Severity of symptoms will depend on the specific location in the brain the stroke occurs and how many cells are damaged. Two million brain cells die every minute during a stroke, so emergency medical care is essential to maximize recovery and reduce permanent side effects. Find out more about your stroke risk: call (970) 315-3159 today.
Symptoms of Stroke
Symptoms of a stroke can happen in just a few minutes' time. Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Weakness in an arm or leg
- Difficulty speaking or slurred speech
- Difficulty remembering or saying the right words
- Complete paralyzation of one side of the body
The presence of any of these symptoms means you should call 911 immediately.
Know Your Stroke Risk
Stroke risks are higher for some groups of people. You may be at risk if you are:
- A woman
- Over the age of 55
- African American
- Have a history of TIAs (also called "pin strokes" or "mini strokes")
- Have high cholesterol
- Have a heart rhythm problem like atrial fibrillation
Help Prevent Stroke
You can take steps to help prevent a stroke. Talk with your doctor and follow his or her recommendations to manage your risk factors. Some of the most important steps are:
- Monitor and control your blood pressure
- Treat your heart rhythm (atrial fibrillation)
- Stop smoking
- Stop drinking or limit alcohol use
- Know your cholesterol levels
- Eat right and exercise
- Control your blood sugar/diabetes
Hospital emergency rooms and medical providers across the United States have implemented specific treatment plans for stroke patients. These plans are designed to quickly diagnose and treat the cause of stroke so you can live a better life with fewer side effects, the main aim being the prevention of death from stroke.
Prevent Strokes and Learn more Today
Remember your most important step in stroke prevention is to get help immediately. For more information on strokes, call today (970) 315-3159.
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