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How to spot a stroke - GP service for strokes in Costa Del Sol

GP service for strokes in Costa Del Sol

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.

Use the FAST test

If you suspect a stroke, check your symptoms with the FAST test for yourself or another person.

  • Face: Check if one side of the face is drooping when smiling.
  • Arms: Does one arm droop when lifting both arms?
  • Speech: Check if speech is slurred or slurred when uttering short sentences
  • Time: Call us at +34 952 811 818 immediately if the answer to any of these questions is yes and note the time the symptoms began.

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.


Warning Signs

Strokes may occur gradually, but the following symptoms may be very likely to come on suddenly:

  • Difficulty walking or maintaining balance, as well as difficulties with coordination.
  • Dizziness
  • Trouble seeing out of one or both eyes
  • Severe headache that comes on for no reason
  • Weakness or stiffness on one side of the arm, leg, or face
  • Speech difficulty
  • Difficulty or confusion in understanding other people.

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.


GP service for strokes in Costa Del Sol 

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.