Is it a stroke?
Stroke disease is a disorder of brain function due to blood flow to the
brain is impaired (reduced). As a result, nutrients and oxygen to the
brain dbutuhkan not met properly. Cause there are two kinds of stroke,
the presence of blockages in blood vessels (thrombus), and the presence
of a ruptured blood vessel.
Generally the stroke suffered by the elderly, because of the aging
process causes hardening and narrowing of blood vessels
(arteriosclerosis) and the fat that clogs the arteries (atherosclerosis).
But some recent cases show an increase in cases of stroke that occurs in
adolescence and the reproductive age (15-40 years). At this class, the
leading cause of stroke is stress, drug abuse, alcohol, heredity, and an
Causes of stroke
In the case of stroke adolescence, genetic factors (hereditary) is the
major cause of stroke. Frequently encountered cases of stroke caused by
blood vessels are fragile and easily broken, or the blood system
disorders such as hemophilia and thalassemia disease is passed down from
parents of patients. Meanwhile, if a family member with diabetes
(diabetes), hypertension (high blood pressure), and heart disease, stroke
likely to be larger in other family members.
The cause of stroke is a food with high levels of bad cholesterol (Low
Density Lipoprotein) is very high. Koleserol this evil there is lots of
junk food or fast food. In addition, other causes of stroke is a lazy
habit of exercising and moving, lots of drinking alcohol, smoking, drug
use and addictive substances, much less rest time, and prolonged stress.
Rupture of blood vessels are also often caused by high blood pressure
Symptoms of a stroke
Early symptoms of stroke usually dizziness, head was spinning (such as
vertigo disease), then followed with a speech impairment and mouth
muscles. Other symptoms are tergangguanya taste sensor (can not feel
anything, such as pinched or pricked needles) and the body feels
paralyzed side, and the absence of reflexes. Often occur suddenly blind
or blurred vision (due to the blood supply and oxygen to the eye is
greatly reduced), disruption of taste in the mouth of the system and the
muscles of the mouth (so often encountered people with a wry face),
paralysis of the muscles of the body, and disruption system memory and
emotion. Common people can not stop crying due to paralysis of the brain
controls the emotions system. It makes people act like stroke sufferers
of mental illness, but it's not. Things like this that need to be
understood by the family of the patient.
The healing process
There are two main healing process which must be patient. First is the
healing medicine in the hospital. Strict control should be done to keep
the bad cholesterol can be lowered and did not grow up. In addition,
patients are also prohibited from eating foods that can trigger a stroke
such as junk food and salt (can lead to hypertension).
The healing process is fisiotherapy second, namely muscles exercises to
restore muscle function and communication function so that approaching
its original condition. Physiotherapy Physiotherapy conducted with
instructors, and patients must adhere to the exercise performed. If
Physiotherapy is not seriously undertaken, then the permanent paralysis
can occur in the body which had suffered paralysis.
Healing in patients with stroke varies widely. There can be healed
completely (100%), some are only 50% only. Healing depends on whether or
not a severe stroke, the condition of the patient's body, in obedience to
the patient undergoing the process of healing, perseverance and spirit of
people to heal, as well as support and understanding from all family
members of patients. Often found that stroke survivors can recover, but
suffered from severe depression because their families do not want to
understand and feel deeply troubled by illness (such as attitudes do not
accept the circumstances of the patient, the harsh treatment because they
have to clean up the patient, the nurse gave the patient who also treats
patients with a rough, and so on). It is to be avoided if a family member
who suffered a stroke.