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Know More about Childhood Stroke

Know More about Childhood Stroke

Did you know that stroke can also happen to children?



Childhood stroke can affect children between the ages of 1 (month) to 18 (years). The risk factors for children differ from those of adults. Some of them are:



• Congenital heart disease

• Head injury

• Diseases that affect the brain arteries

• Infections that affect the brain or other organs

• Sickle cell disease

• Autoimmune diseases



Warning Signs & Symptoms:



Due to a general lack of awareness, symptoms usually go ignored. However look for these signs:



• Sudden severe headache along with vomiting and sleepiness

• Weakness or numbness concentrated on any one side of the body

• Difficulty in speaking or understanding others

• Loss of vision or double vision

• Loss of coordination

• Severe dizziness

• Seizures usually on any one side of the body



Treatment:



As in adults time plays a crucial role in treating a stroke. Remember the four letters- F.A.S.T



F- Face Drooping



A- Arm Weakness



S- Speech Difficulty



T- Time to Call the Doctor



Don't delay! Act fast as your child's future is in your hands.



 


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