Begüm Kılıç, who applied to the neurology service with the complaints of sudden loss of balance and nausea, was found to have occlusion in the cerebral vessels after examination and tests.
Kılıç, 52, who works as a vice principal in a private school, said that despite his complaints, he did not take the symptoms of cerebral vascular occlusion seriously, which could cost his life, since there was no one in his immediate vicinity who had atherosclerosis.
Neurologist Dr. Nihat Mustafayev stated that it is necessary to intervene within the first 4 hours for people at risk of stroke, and pointed out that the 112 Emergency Call Center should be called especially if symptoms such as impaired speech, imbalance, numbness or weakness on one side of the body, and double vision are felt.
“I FEEL HEALED LIKE A SACK”
Noting that he suffered a serious loss of balance, especially in the form of shifting to the right while walking, Kılıç said, “My complaints included nausea and dizziness. Also, I had limpness while speaking. This paralysis that I experienced physiologically, so to speak, paralyzed my social life. “Although I normally have an active and social life, when these symptoms started, I felt like a sack, I was extremely tired and exhausted. Since there was no one in my close circle, I couldn’t think that the symptoms could be this serious, and I applied to the hospital late,” he said.
GOING TO THE HOSPITAL AFTER 3 DAYS
When Kılıç realized that his condition might be a serious health problem that needs to be intervened, he said that 3 days passed and said: “3 days later, I applied to a neurologist. My doctor did the examination and MRI examinations. According to the MRI results, it was revealed that there was a blockage in my cerebral vessels. I was hospitalized and my treatment was continued. After I was discharged, my balance physiotherapy and medical treatment continued. Now I feel much healthier, I can maintain my balance and speak more clearly. I can do my daily work and spend time with my family and friends.”
ATTENTION IF THERE IS DISORDER IN SPEECH, INVESTMENT, NUMBERS ON ONE SIDE OF THE BODY!
exp. Dr. Mustafayev said, “When the blood flow to a part of the brain is reduced or interrupted, a stroke (paralysis) occurs that prevents the brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients, and brain cells begin to die within minutes. Temporary or permanent loss of functions occurs in the area where the stroke occurred. Therefore, early intervention is very important. When symptoms such as speech impairment, imbalance, numbness or weakness on one side of the body, and double vision are felt, the 112 Emergency Call Center should be called within the first 4 hours with the suspicion of ‘stroke’. Our patient, Begüm Kılıç, applied to us 3 days after her symptoms started. Before it turned into a more serious picture, we made the necessary interventions to the patient and started his treatment. Thus, it was possible to reduce possible brain damage and other complications. Thanks to effective treatments, disability due to stroke has been prevented,” he said.
HIGHER DEATH RATES DUE TO STROKE IN WOMEN
Noting that people over the age of 55 are more likely to have a stroke than younger people, Dr. Mustafayev said, “Although the risk of stroke in men is higher than in women, the death rate due to stroke is higher in women than in men. Risk factors are closely related to lifestyle and eating habits. In addition, high blood pressure, smoking, high cholesterol, diabetes, sleep apnea, heart failure, heart disease Defects, the presence of cardiovascular diseases such as heart infection or atrial fibrillation, genetic factors, Covid-19 infection are also medical factors that pose a risk for stroke.Complications that may occur in people after stroke are paralysis and loss of muscle movement, speech and swallowing difficulties, emotional problems, pain and numbness “It is a change in behavior. In order to eliminate possible risks, it is very important to provide suitable living conditions, that is, to eat healthy, to stay away from inactivity and stress, and not to smoke and alcohol,” he warned.