Some # Valuable Precursory Symptoms Of Brain Strokes

Brain strokes are old age phenomenon generally. There are certain specific precursory brain stroke symptoms. If these symptoms are addressed properly a brain stroke may be averted


Brain strokes occur all of a sudden causing wide spread damage to the nervous tissues of the brain. The brain stroke victim is crippled and invalidated for whole life loosing some vital functions of some vital organs of body. Paralysis of one side, one hand or one leg is common complication of brain strokes. Infarction is also common complication and outcome of brain strokes. The warning signs of a brain stroke may

appear seven or several or months before. These require urgent attention and addressal of problem to prevent permanent damage to nerve tissue and prevent ischemic changes in arteries.

More than eighty percent brain strokes are ischemic in nature causing severe damage and death of tissues of brain. The major cause of brain strokes are clots consequent upon aneurism and narrowing of arteries small and large of brain or by clots that prevent blood flow to the brain the brain strokes are preceded by transient ischemic attack (TIA), it may be termed as warning stroke or mini stroke. These are very transitory symptoms and last only for few seconds or not more than five minutes. These do not cause any damage to the brain tissues or injury to brain.

TIAS is warning signal of grave nature and must be urgently and immediately addressed. There is no space for procrastination, laziness, lethargy or carelessness as these have potential to develop into full

fledged brain strokes in later days. These may occur on the same day of brain stroke proceeding some time. The timing of a TIA is critical, and the most effective treatments should be initiated within hours of a TIA in order to prevent a major brain attack. The neurologist must be consulted immediately. The Common symptoms of a TIA, which simulate a true brain stroke but are transitory and temporary in nature, may be enumerated as under:

• Sudden numbness, weakness or weariness of the face, arm or leg; ; especially on one side of the body. Recurrent episodes of right arm weakness. This single symptom is of cardinal value in diagnosing brain strokes. On seeing this symptom cerebral angiogram must be undertaken .In most of the cases of such type the cerebral angiogram will reveal a high-grade calcified stenosis of the proximal right internal carotid artery. Any of the sensory nerve complexes may be affected or involved.

• Sudden, severe headache with no apparent cause

• Sudden confusion or problems pertaining to understanding. Temporary loss of all memory. Total absent mindedness.


• Sudden dizziness and vertigo, loss of balance or coordination, or difficulty walking or wobbling or stumbling walk.

• Sudden vision difficulty in one or both eyes sudden loss of complete vision.


• Sudden difficulty speaking

• sudden difficult swallowing

Article Written By ANANDBLISS

professor of psychology and parapsychology and writing on issues concerning human nature and illness

Last updated on 26-07-2016 866 0

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