Good evening Mr / Mrs Doctor, I want to ask this, how about first aid for elderly people who are elderly when they have a minor stroke? I felt sick and hot, after that 2 days later the mouth was tilted and my mouth was blurry and I couldn’t blink and couldn’t be closed, please advise the doctor, thank you
Hi Rut Nirwana .. Thank you for the question given.
Stroke is a condition in which blood flow to the brain is interrupted. This disruption of blood flow can be caused due to blockage of blood vessels or due to rupture of blood vessels. Symptoms of a stroke include: weakness or numbness on one side of the body so that it is difficult to raise a hand or leg, a drooping face on one side, unclear speech, nausea and vomiting, headaches, visual disturbances, and sudden unconsciousness. The incidence of stroke has a high risk of occurring in people with heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high fat levels, and heart rhythm disorders.
If there are symptoms as mentioned above it is better to immediately see a neurologist. So that doctors can carry out direct examinations and can be accompanied by blood checks, head CT scans, heart records, to help establish a diagnosis. It is better not to delay checking stroke patients to the doctor, especially if the situation is getting worse.
Apart from stroke, the cause of slanted lips can also be due to bells palsy.
May be useful