how to recognize the warning signs

If a cerebral infarction generally manifests itself very suddenly, it is possible to identify certain signs in advance that may predict a future stroke.

One in six. This is the number of those who, on average, would be struck for a cerebral infarction, more commonly known as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA). This attack occurs after a stoppage of blood circulation in the brain (cerebral thrombosis or embolism) or because of intracerebral hemorrhage (rupture of aneurysm). Despite the brutality of the stroke, certain warning signs, a few days or weeks in advance, can alert to its imminent appearance.

About a month before the cerebral infarction, some people may experience numbness or complete paralysis in certain parts of the body, signs of a cessation of certain cerebral functions. These signs affect only one limb, usually the arm or certain parts of the face such as the mouth.

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A few weeks before, still, shortness of breath for no apparent reason, balance problems, instability when moving or intense headaches can presage a stroke. Eyesight could also be affected, with problems with double vision or loss of use of one eye. Similarly, a speech disorder can be observed by relatives: the person affected may use incomprehensible terms or reverse words while having absolute confidence in their speech.

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