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What is stroke?

Stroke is a potentially fatal nerve-related medical condition, which occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is stopped. Rapid and aggressive medical treatment can save the brain from permanent damage and disability.

What are its main signs and symptoms?

The signs and symptoms vary and occur suddenly and vary for each individual. They are remembered as F.A.S.T:

  • Face - dropped to one side with dropped eyes or mouth and inability to smile
  • Arms - unable to lift both the arms due to weakness or numbness
  • Speech - may be slurred or inability to speak while appearing to be awake
  • Time - call for immediate medical help

Other symptoms may include

  • Complete paralysis of one side or particular parts e.g., one side of face
  • Blurring or loss of vision
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Problems with balance and coordination
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Numbness of one or both sides of the body

What are the main causes?

  • Ischemic stroke is the result of blockage to the blood supply of the brain. The blockage is caused due to plaque (cholesterol and calcium) deposition on walls of the blood vessels from within.
  • Haemorrhagic stroke (cerebral or intracranial haemorrhage) is caused when an artery is ruptured in the brain. High blood pressure is one of the major causes of haemorrhagic stroke.
  • Transient ischemic attack also known as mini-stroke or warning stroke, is caused by the partial blockage of the artery. It lasts for less than an hour and is a warning sign of an upcoming serious stroke.

How is it diagnosed and treated?

Based on your symptoms, medical history, family history, and physical examination, the doctor can make the diagnosis. He will also check for numbness of face, arms and legs; blurred vision; confusion; and difficulty in speaking. Blood tests, checking pulse rate and blood pressure, CT scan, CT angiogram, MRI scan, swallow test, carotid ultrasound, and electrocardiogram may be performed.

The treatment of ischemic stroke includes thrombolysis, thrombectomy, antiplatelet therapy, anticoagulant therapy, anti-hypertensive drugs, statins, and carotid endarterectomy.

Haemorrhagic strokes are treated by surgery to remove blood from the brain and manage increased pressure in the brain.

 

  1. Medicines for Stroke

Medicines for Stroke

Medicines listed below are available for Stroke. Please note that you should not take any medicines without doctor consultation. Taking any medicine without doctor's consultation can cause serious problems.

Medicine NamePack SizePrice (Rs.)
TelmichekTelmichek 40 Mg Tablet51
ClopitorvaClopitorva 10 Mg/75 Mg Capsule143
Clopitab ACLOPITAB A 150MG CAPSULE 10S60
TetanTETAN 20MG TABLET 10S45
Rosave TrioRosave Trio 10 Mg Tablet112
Atorfit CvATORFIT CV 10MG TABLET 10S167
ArbitelArbitel 20 Mg Tablet30
TelsartanTELSARTAN 20MG ACTIV TABLET 28S0
ClavixCLAVIX GOLD 10MG CAPSULE 15S0
ClopitabClopitab 150 Mg Tablet78
Rosutor GoldROSUTOR GOLD 20/150MG CAPSULE207
Telsartan HTELSARTAN H 40MG TABLET 10S0
TelmikindTELMIKIND 20MG TABLET 30S44
Telma HTELMA H 40MG TABLET 10S0
Ecosprin Av CapsuleEcosprin-AV 150 Capsule36
NootropilNootropil 1200 Mg Granules0
Rosave CRosave C 10 Mg/75 Mg Capsule116
Rosufit CvROSUFIT CV 10MG TABLET 10S187
Deplatt CvDEPLATT CV 10MG CAPSULE 10S51
Ecosprin GoldECOSPRIN GOLD 10MG CAPSULE 10S84
Tazloc TrioTazloc Trio 40 Mg Tablet94
EcosprinEcosprin 150 Mg Tablet6
Deplatt ADEPLATT A 150MG TABLET 15S49
Telma TabletTelma 40 MG Tablet165
DeplattDeplatt 150 Tablet121

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References

  1. National Health Service [Internet]. UK; Stroke.
  2. National Stroke Association. What is stroke? American Heart Association. [Internet]
  3. National Health Service [Internet]. UK; Stroke.
  4. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute [Internet]: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Stroke
  5. National Health Portal [Internet] India; Stroke
  6. Center for Disease Control and Prevention [internet], Atlanta (GA): US Department of Health and Human Services; About Stroke
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