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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!

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F.A.S.T

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. 

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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
 

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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. 

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What are the 2 types of strokes?

bleed-type stroke

clot-type stroke 

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what are symptoms of stroke?

  • Rapid heartbeat
     
  • 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)

     

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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)

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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 

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