Symptoms and signs of someone having a stroke are very diverse and vary from one individual to another individual. The difference is because the human brain is very complex. Each area of the brain have different functions. There is a set of movement, sensory, emotional, cognitive, and others. Symptoms and signs of a stroke depend on which area experience damage in the brain, and also depending on whether it's because of a stroke due to bleeding or ischemic stroke.
But in general, the signs and symptoms of stroke include:
- The emergence of sudden weakness of one part of the body, face, arm, leg, especially on one side of the body.
- Appears numbness (lost sensation) suddenly on one side of the body
- Impaired swallowing (dysphagia), for example, when drinking so choked
- Partial or complete loss of vision suddenly
- Sudden difficulty speaking or being spoken or pelo unclear, or do not understand the speech of others.
- Arising intense headache, which rises sharply
- Disorders of consciousness, seizures, coma, or seizures.
- Lost balance, fell suddenly, and unable to regulate body movement
- Appears cognitive disorders such as dementia sudden, can not count, read, or write abruptly.
Above symptoms, especially when arising suddenly, should immediately get help from a doctor. The sooner treated the better the outcome. The symptoms depend on which areas of the brain disorder. For information, is simply divided into hemispheres of our brain, right brain and left brain that have roles and functions of each. Both parts of the brain is divided into dominant and non-dominant hand, seen from the functions of daily use we can use the hands to work and write. However, there are certain people with right-brain dominant and doing everyday activities with the bodies left over what we call dominant lefty / kebot. Parts of the right brain controls the right side of the body the body, so that when the stroke is the left side of the body. And vice versa, if the stroke was on the left side of the brain, then the body is paralyzed right side of the body.