The first response to a mini stroke is the most critical part of treating it correctly. With that in mind, we’ve come up with a simple guide to manage a mini stroke by knowing the signs and how to recognize and deal with them properly.
There are several signs to watch out for such as the inability to speak coherently, temporary and sudden blindness in one eye, or lack of coordination and dizziness. These things are the first signs to someone having a stroke.
- Recognize it: To deal with a mini stroke, you first need to know when it happens, whether is happens to you or a loved one.
- First Response: Do not panic. A mini stroke is very harmful to an individual, but this is only worsened by an environment of chaos and anxiety. Many mini strokes do not lead to permanent brain damage, but only if you act quickly and decisively. So keep calm and think clearly.
- Medical Care: You need to get yourself or loved one to a doctor immediately. If you do not have a quick way to the hospital, call 911 and tell them that a stroke is happening. If you are unable to speak, dialing 911 will still result in a dispatch coming. However, it will be far faster if you are able to get someone to communicate the enormity of the issue. A neighbor will work as well, if no one else is at home.
- The Aftermath: Mini strokes get treated based on the diagnosis of the cause. CT scans and MRI scans are done to figure out what this cause is. Once you are in the hands of the medical professionals, you are able to relax.
To talk more about the subject of strokes, or if you would like to speak about anything else, please contact us here at Fox Subacute today. Thanks.