Owing to our diet habits and the ever-increasing pace of our lives, strokes and cardiac arrests are on the rise, unfortunately. And, since we cannot possibly slow ourself down, we ought to know what to do in these worst cases. Identifying the ailments is as crucial a step as curing them. So here we give you some tips on how to do that!
Heart attacks generally follow body aches- in the neck, abdomen, back, jaw, and arms (especially the left one). Other identifying factors include- shortness of breath and coughing, pain in the chest, and anxiety.
When oxygenated blood stops pumping into the heart, it leads to an attack. One part of the muscle becomes devoid of any of that oxygenated blood, leading it to die. Time is of the essence in this case. And no, the heart doesn't stop beating.
A complete blackout can identify it, pain in the chest, racing heartbeats, unconsciousness, panting, and weakness.
Cardiac arrest happens when chaos enters the heart's electrical system. The electrical system of the heart is responsible for the rhythmic beating of the heart, which is why, any irregularity in heartbeats, can be an arrest. It causes the heart actually to stop beating.
Numbness of paralysis of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side, can be a stroke coming your way. others factors are- an inability to walk, dizziness, headaches and vomiting, excessive sweating, nausea, mental confusion- like forgetting names, places, and inability to follow a conversation. Disrupted speech may also be one of the factors that can identify a stroke.
There are three kinds of strokes- 1. Ischemic stroke- Happens when an artery in the brain is blocked. 2. Transient Ischemic attack or (TIA)- It is also known as a "mini-stroke" as it temporarily causes the arterial blockage to the brain. 3. Hemorrhagic stroke- Happens when the artery actually ruptures inside the brain.
Therefore, knowing the differences would be the first step to recognizing the ailment and take the necessary steps accordingly.