What is a stroke?
It is a brain attack where the blood flow in the brain is cut off.
Though it can cause permanent damage, thankfully, it’s reversible.
The cause is a blockage in the arteries that supply to brain, resulting with the brain “suffocating” and dying (unless the blood can be restored).
20% of strokes are bleeding in the brain (broken blood vessel breaks open).
Strokes are hereditary, so be on the look out for any previous family health conditions!
Face: Can you smile
Arms: Can you hold them steady in front of you?
Speech: Can you repeat a simple sentence
T: time is running out, must call EMS.
How to prevent heat stroke
• Control your blood pressure; have your blood pressure checked regularly.
• Do not smoke!
• Eat a healthy diet
• Exercise regularly; strengthens the heart by improving blood circulation.
• Control Diabetes
Why are you likely to get a stroke in Qatar?
Living in a country like, it is more possible to have a heat stroke due to the heavy hot environment and lack of fluid in your body.
The main sign of heatstroke is having a temperature of 104 F (40 C) or higher.
What are the 2 types of strokes?
what are symptoms of stroke?
Rapid and shallow breathing
Elevated or lowered blood pressure
Cessation of sweat
Irritability, confusion, or unconsciousness
Feeling dizzy or lightheaded
Headache & Feeling of Nausea
Fainting (First sign for adults most likely)
How to care for strokes in qatar?
Move person out of sun/heated place to a cooler area, and call 999 (QA Applicable)!
Cool person by taking a damp sheet, and covering them.
Have person drink cool water (any non alcoholic beverage will do)
What are sudden signals for strokes?
• Having difficulty taking or being understood when speaking
• Have blurred or dimmed vision
Experience a sudden severe headache dizziness or confusion