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First a little story:
During a picnic, the girl stumbled and fell. She was offered to call an ambulance, but she assured everyone that everything was alright, and that she had stumbled on a stone just for new shoes.
As she looked a little pale and trembling, they helped her to wipe herself and brought her a plate of food. The rest of the day Inga spent a fun and relaxed day. Later, the girl's husband called everyone and said that his wife was taken to the hospital. At 23:00 she died. She had a stroke at a picnic.


If her friends knew what the signs of a stroke were, she could live today.

Some people do not die immediately. Often they are in a situation where they can be helped for a long time.

It only takes a minute to read the following …


Stroke is an acute circulatory disorder of the brain and spinal cord that requires emergency medical care. Timely recognition of a stroke means saving the patient's life.

Stroke is a very dangerous and sudden disorder of brain function caused by an injury to the blood supply. Therefore, the immediate provision of first aid is crucial. The most important principles that must be considered: act quickly and safely and do no harm to the victim.

The first and most important thing is to recognize a stroke!
Symptoms of a stroke
Respiratory failure, shortness of breath;
dizziness
severe headaches that occur suddenly;
the pulse slows to 40-50 beats per minute;
Impairment of the coordination of movement;
Vomiting (optional);
blurred vision (often in one eye);
Asymmetry of the pupils (one bigger than the other);
Speech confusion, limited ability to clearly express their thoughts and to understand what is happening around them;
Paralysis of one side of the body and face;
Unconsciousness.


How to recognize a stroke?

Use the so-called UZP technique:

U – ask the victim SMILE;
Z – Ask him to SPEAK: For example, coherently say the simple phrase "The sun is shining outside the window".
P – Ask him to raise both hands.

With a stroke:

U – the smile of the victim comes out wrong: one side of the face seems to be ignored by the person, the lip angle is not raised, but lowered;
Z – The victim says stammering like a person in a state of noise, can not always join words;
P – The hands of the victim do not lift themselves around a level: The arm of the affected part is always deeper.

Another way to detect a stroke is to ask the victim to stick out their tongue. And if the tongue is irregularly shaped or curved, falling on one of the sides, this is also a sign of a stroke.

If even one of the symptoms of a stroke occurs, you must call an ambulance immediately!

Even if the symptoms gradually subside or disappear, the destruction of the brain cells continues anyway. In order for further treatment to yield results, the victim must arrive in the hospital no later than 60 minutes after detecting the first symptoms of stroke.
What can not be done
Leave the victim alone;
Give him something to drink or eat.

If even one of the symptoms of a stroke occurs, you must call an ambulance immediately!
What is next to do?
Do not waste time before the doctors arrive!
If the event took place inside, bring the extra people out of the room. If you are on the street, ask everyone to step aside and not disturb the supply of fresh air.
Do not confuse the victim: it has to stay where the attack took place without shifting.
Raise the upper body and the head of the victim (about 30 degrees), for example, put a few pillows on the floor.
Loosen or remove all protective and disabling respiratory protective clothing (belts, collars, belts, etc.).
Ensure fresh air.
When the vomiting starts, turn the victim's head aside and clean the vomit thoroughly. Otherwise, the person can suffocate.
Sometimes a stroke is associated with epileptic seizures that can occur sequentially. In this case, turn the person aside, insert a spoon wrapped in a scarf, a comb and a magic wand into your mouth, and gently wipe the foam over the patient's head with your hands. The most important thing in this case is not to crush a person. You just have to keep it light and you're done. And even more, you can not bring ammonia. The consequences can be respiratory arrest and death.
In case of cardiac arrest and respiratory arrest of a patient immediately with the indirect heart massage and artificial respiration must be begun. It is important to persevere until the rescue team arrives and inform the doctors about any symptoms you have noticed and the actions you have already taken. And the faster you perform all the manipulations, the greater the chances that the victim will recover from the blow.

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