sign to consider a week ahead of time

A clinic in London observed six signs among 43% of patients, and they constituted a mini-stroke.

150,000 people every year in France are victims of a stroke. And we know that prompt care is key to less serious sequelae.

The observations from a London clinic, Cardiac Care, of patients who have had strokes could help us all avoid them.

Stroke: Six characters a week before

These are 6 signs that appear a week before stroke in 43% of the patients followed:

  • headache,
  • balance disorders,
  • language disorders,
  • vigilance disorders,
  • difficulty expressing oneself,
  • visual field disorders,
  • muscle weakness or numbness in one or more limbs.

The clinic states:

The signs of a stroke often appear suddenly, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have time to act. Some people will experience symptoms several days before having a stroke.

A mini-stroke that must be taken seriously

These signs are often correlated with what can be called a mini-stroke, which, as the name suggests, is a less serious crisis, but is most often a warning sign of a major stroke.

And that it is therefore imperative to consult a health professional, as the clinic reminds us: “If you take note of these symptoms and seek help, even if they go away, your chances of recovery are much better.”

Other stroke links

The revelation of these signs comes as researchers have this year established a link between blood type and risk of stroke, or even more surprisingly, a link with the times to consume the evening meal.

As a reminder, a mini-stroke occurs when a blood clot briefly blocks a blood vessel. The signs usually last no more than 24 hours. According to the French Neurovascular Society, 80% of strokes could be avoided if these warning signs were detected at the right time.

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