Impaired Brain Functions:
© caregiverIdentifying stroke symptoms is the most difficult part. It’s important to note that stroke symptoms vary from one person to another. Not to mention the fact that they hit patients all of a sudden, indicated Assistant Professor of Neurology, Dr. Michael Mullen of Penn Medicine. Numbness, weakness, trouble talking or even the loss of vision could take a patient by surprise. The affected individuals see no alarming signs before the stroke hits. According to the National Stroke Association, when a brain region stops receiving blood and oxygen, brain cells start to die. As a result, the functions of that brain region —like muscle movement or speech— get impaired or lost. Remember, the quicker the patient receives help, the less likely they experience permanent brain damage.