That the attack, not attack

Stroke is a disease that affects about 270 thousand people a year in Colombia and is the leading cause of disability among adults. Do you smoke or drink liquor occasionally , Does a few kilos more , “Physical exercise is not one of your daily activities , Is your blood pressure is rising , Has anyone in your family have diabetes No need to gather all these features, with a satisfying, should be put on notice and pay attention to “the attack, not attack.” We’re talking about stroke, or stroke, a disease that claims more victims every day and arrives unannounced.Many know him as thrombosis and others, such as stroke, but more important is not the name but know how it manifests, who is at risk, how it can be prevented and what to do next when it comes. Nhora Neuroscientist Patricia Alfonso Ruiz, Fundaci n Cardiovascular de Colombia, explains that “brain attack is a lesion of the nervous system that is caused by the rupture or blockage of a vessel that carries blood flow, either because of a clot or the presence of fatty plaque in arteries. When that happens, part of the brain runs out of oxygen and infarction occurs. According to the area of the brain that is affected, the patient has symptoms such as sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body, loss of speech, mobility, vision and memory, severe headache, vertigo or fainting, loss of consciousness and seizure.These occur suddenly, even when the patient is at rest. Once this clinical picture is presented, ideally three hours before going to a health institution that has the following resources: emergency care 24 hours laboratory electrocardiogram, hemodynamics, brain CT radiological images type 24 hours, a neurologist , neurosurgeon, radiologist, and intensive care unit. In the case of Santander and the Colombian East, IPS par excellence is the Cardiovascular Foundation of Colombia, which has those features to serve these patients in a timely manner, with a specialized neurovascular unit, more than two years of experience and unique in the country. Are you at risk Prev ngalo There are several factors that increase the risk of stroke.These are a few: Hypertension Smoking and alcohol Diabetes Obesity Sedentary lifestyle High blood cholesterol Elderly (though young people are common in stroke) Family history of thrombosis and / or stroke You see, you can not avoid aging or change your family history, but you can improve your lifestyle. Note The Colombian Association of Neurology estimates that each year there are about 270,000 of these cases, which are classified as obstructions or thrombosis (which constitute 80 ) and hemorrhages or strokes (20 ). They are the third leading cause of death and major disability in the country. Stroke is considered a vital emergency or obvious and therefore patients should be treated with priority in clinics and hospitals regardless of whether or not membership in health. The reason that the emphasis on providing care in the three hours after stroke, it is because they have drugs that dissolve clots and can cause rapid cessation of symptoms and reduce the consequences. So if the action is fast, the patient may recover one hundred percent, otherwise the consequences ranging from physical disability to death marked.

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