When you have a stroke you need immediate treatment to reduce the chances of brain damage, disability or even death because the brain does not receive the blood it needs. That is why it’s crucial you know how to spot a stroke to seek help as soon as possible. In this article you will learn the easiest way to spot a stroke and when to call our GP service for strokes in Costa del Sol if you think someone you know is having a stroke or if you or someone you know needs medical attention after a stroke.
If you suspect a stroke, check your symptoms with the FAST test for yourself or another person.
For stroke treatment, minutes are crucial. Driving yourself to a hospital or calling a doctor wastes time. You can increase your chances of getting the treatment you need as quickly as possible if ambulance workers judge the situation first.
With powerful anticoagulant drugs or specific painkillers, you can respond quickly and effectively to a stroke depending on the type. If they are administered within three hours of the onset of symptoms, the treatment works best. In case of rupture of a blood vessel doctors will try to stop the bleeding as soon as possible to treat the stroke.
Strokes may occur gradually, but the following symptoms may be very likely to come on suddenly:
If you have these symptoms, call our GP service for strokes in Costa del Sol even if you're not sure you're having a stroke.
If you have any of the symptoms described in this article, call our GP service for strokes in Costa del Sol right away at +34 952 811 818.
There is a 25% to 35% chance of having a stroke if you have had a previous stroke. To reduce these chances, our doctor will prescribe certain medications.
Our GP service for strokes in Costa del Sol will help you control your high blood pressure. You may need to start taking underlying heart medications or blood thinners.
The type of stroke you have had will determine the combination of medications you need to take. Call us now at +34 952 816 767 if you have had a stroke and need to get checked up by a doctor.