Dr. Ajaya N Jha
nstitute of Neurosciences
Symptoms are usually similar for thrombotic and embolic strokes and depend on where the obstruction is located and which parts of the brain experience decreased blood flow. Most often the onset of a stroke is very sudden. People often report that just before a stroke their face and arms feel weak and they have trouble speaking.
Most brain aneurysms cause no symptoms and may only be discovered during tests for another, usually unrelated, condition. In other cases, an unruptured aneurysm will cause problems by pressing on areas in the brain. When this happens, the person may suffer from severe headaches, blurred vision, changes in speech and neck pain, depending on what areas of the brain are affected and how bad the aneurysm is.
Your body may warn you by the sudden appearance of one or more of the symptoms listed below. Your physician or a relative/colleague or even a passer-by may also identify certain signs or symptoms that are indicative of brain attack. Familiarize yourself with the following important rescue signs. Remember RESCUE i.e.
If you or someone you know experiences any of the rescue signs listed above, it is extremely important to seek emergency help right away. Call 'Brain Rescue' immediately for urgent transportation to Medanta Brain Rescue centre even if you think that you are getting better or if the symptoms seem to disappear.
Typically, patients do not seek help for a day or more after the first symptoms appear. They often believe that oil massage or bed rest will improve their symptoms. By that time, it is usually too late for new treatments to be effective. Recognizing and responding to the rescue signs of brain attack - as soon as they appear - gives the patient the best chance for an optimal recovery. Brain attack is an emergency! It is as severe as heart attack and often even more hazardous than it.
Remember, if you can save time you can save your brain.
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