In youth, when our body is full of strength and energy, all diseases seem to be insignificant trifles. However, the older a person is, the more often he thinks about his health. After all, no one wants in old age to have a bunch of sores, and although they are inevitable, I want to have as few of them as possible.
One of the most unpleasant diseases that a middle-aged man can even face, and even a young one, is a microstroke. Many are interested in questions about what it is and how to recognize it. First, let's find out what a microstroke is.
Microstroke in clinical practice
The fact is that in essence There is no diagnosis of a microstroke, there is a diagnosis of a stroke. But after all, the concept of "microstroke" we hear so often in ordinary speech, we meet in newspapers and magazines and in other media. This term in common denotes small punctate damage to cerebral vessels. That is, it is a stroke, but in a milder degree of its manifestation.
Moreover, the diagnosis of microstroke was adopted by the doctors, they make such a diagnosis earlier than a stroke. And it is clear why. After all stroke is a serious disorder in the brain (hemorrhages due to the integrity of the cerebral vessels), which can lead to death.
In print media, you can read that microstroke is a passing violation of cerebral circulation. It is denoted by the abbreviated PNMK.The condition of a patient with a micro-stroke is characterized by paralysis of the limbs, slurred speech or lack of speech in general, etc.
Many The symptoms of a microstroke are the same as for a stroke. But the difference is that with a micro-stroke, all symptoms disappear within 24 hours. The doctors diagnose a microstroke (PNMK), if all the symptoms disappear in a day, if not, this indicates a more serious change in the blood circulation of the brain and then a stroke is diagnosed. But not always the symptoms of a microstroke last so long. For many people, this happens only for a few minutes or even seconds. And a person sometimes does not even suspect that when he became ill for a couple of minutes, a microstroke happened to him.
It is also important to note that miss a microstroke is bad because he is a precursor of a stroke. Having missed a microstroke, a person does not consult a doctor for treatment, and the lack of treatment allows the disease to progress. It is very likely that such a person will soon have a stroke in the same way of life, without proper care of himself.
How to recognize a microstroke? What are the signs?
Symptoms of microstroke
Symptoms and signs of microstroke are as follows:
- feeling dizzy;
- severe and moderate headache;
- sudden vomiting;
- feeling of goosebumps on the skin;
- weakness in the limbs;
- lack of control over any part of the body, loss of sensitivity of this part;
- slurred, incomprehensible speech or its complete absence (a person tries and cannot say anything);
- loss of coordination (often fainting);
- it becomes difficult for a person to look with two eyes at once.
If you have experienced several of the above symptoms, immediately seek medical attention. Well, if there is someone nearby who will give you rest, it will ease breathing (provide fresh air) and call an ambulance.
No need to immediately after a micro-stroke to go about their business! Business will wait, but health - no. Do not carry a micro-stroke on the legs, it is very dangerous. It can recur for a longer period, or, even worse, trigger a stroke!
Remember also that if you had a microstroke, this is a bad sign. Something is wrong with your lifestyle, and health reminds of itself. A microstroke is a warning to your body that the blood supply in the brain is not at its best!