While in any medical emergency Time is of essence,in a Stroke Time lost is ( literally ) Brain lost !
The more time one loses, the more brain dies. As the figure shows, about 32,000 neurons and 230 million synapses are lost every second.
Dead brain cells are NOT replaced – and one stroke left untreated is a broad equivalent to an aging of THIRTY SIX Years ( if it is not fatal ! )
Hence, as is concluded in the Study referred to :
” Quantitative estimates of the pace of neural circuitry loss in human ischemic stroke emphasize the time urgency of stroke care. The typical patient loses 1.9 million neurons each minute in which stroke is untreated. “.
Source : https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/01.STR.0000196957.55928.ab
This of course is no predictor of what exactly will be the impact of the Stroke. NO stroke is like any other and the consequences and disabilities – temporary or lifelong – will depend upon what are the areas of brain impacted and how much.
Very sadly, the situation in India, even in present times , is not good at all. As this news article clearly notes :
- Only 31 per cent people are aware of the golden window of four-and-a-half hours after an attack. After this, time loss is brain loss (damage).
- Less than one per cent of stroke patients in India get right treatment within this golden window !
Hence it is critical that a stroke occurrence is recognized early, and immediate appropriate actions taken. Please read this post to recognize stroke symptoms as soon as they occur so as to get timely and proper help.
Help us raise Stroke Awareness and fight this terrible malaise . Join us via any of hereunder for awareness, mutual support, encouragement and most of all, hope !
If you have limited/No information about Stroke, its symptoms and consequences, we STRONGLY suggest you read at least one of the following before you leave this Website, as well as share the links with your friends and family. You may save someone from sudden death or being crippled for life !
* Be fast – Stroke Symptoms in English with Videos of Actual Strokes
* स्ट्रोक (आघात) – हिंदी में कुछ जानकारी
* In Gujarati – જ્યારે સ્ટ્રોક આવે ત્યારે BE FAST
* In Bengali – Be Fast – দ্রুত !
* In Odiya – ଷ୍ଟ୍ରୋକ: ମୃତ୍ୟୁ ଅଥବା ଶାରୀରିକ/ମାନସିକ ଅସମର୍ଥ
Join other Stroke Survivors, Caregivers and equipment/service providers for help, encouragement , knowledge sharing and most importantly – hope – via:
** Telegram Global Stroke Support Group : https://t.me/strokesupportgroup
** Whatsapp Group: https://strokesupport.in/contact/
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Thank you VERY MUCH !