It is possible to have had a stroke and not know it, that is why it is so important to know how to tell if you had a stroke. Many people in their 50s or older have had strokes and don't know it.
Learn the warning signs of a stroke and then you will be prepared to contact your doctor or call an ambulance if needed.
If you are having any of those symptoms you want to contact medical help right away because a medical specialist can give you some types of medicine that will have a big effect on the long-term after effects of a stroke.
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States. It can occur with a blockage or a vessel breaking. If left untreated cells (brain cells) start to die, and they die quickly.
This is why a stroke can cause such serious problems leading to long-term
Disabilities and it is why many people die from stroke.
A doctor can also perform a transcranial ultrasound, looking at arteries in the brain. Other tests that can be performed are a MRI which is a version of a CT scan and an EEG. Sometimes doctors also perform a stress test.
However one of the important tests to determine the location of a blockage is an carotid ultrasound. This looks at the arteries in the neck (the actual carotid arteries) to see if there is any noticeable blockage. Health Screening of Temecula can screen your carotid artery for any blockage. This is also a great preventative measure as a slight blockage that could cause a stroke can also be determined.
Up to 80% of all strokes are avoidable. That is the report from the National Stroke Association. Part of your stroke prevention plan should include a carotid artery scan you can get from Health Screening of Temecula.
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