Be Wary of the Signs of a Stroke

Have you ever experienced a sudden pain in right arm or numbness in left arm without any reason for it to be happening in the first place, like physically injuring it? Well you better take heed of it and never brush it off like it’s something simple and ordinary, or else risk suffering something terribly heart wrenching.

Sudden pain in these areas could mean a variety of things ranging from the innocent to the more serious ones and only a thorough checkup by a specialist could factually define what it is that is bothering you. But in everything that has gone wrong in our body, specially the sudden ones, it is better to expect the worst case scenario and be proven wrong than to just brush it off and die by it eventually. It is always safe to be prudent in everything that we do.

Sudden pain in the right arm is a symptom common to many an illness and typical maladies that has it in its list of warnings include Syringomyelia (cyst in vertebrae), Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (compressed nerves in the collar bone area), Cubital Tunnel Syndrome (same as Carpal Tunnel Syndrome but in the elbow), or it can also be a symptom of an oncoming stroke among other things. So we can clearly see what we must guard against it if ever we come to experience such pains and immediately take measures against it.

On the other hand, numbness in the left arm also has several illnesses and injuries directly connected to it. Primary of which are Fractures, Brachial Plexus Injuries, Ganglion Cyst (non-cancerous growths on hands and wrists), Crutch Palsy (also known as Radial Nerve Dysfunction), vitamin deficiencies, vascular disorders and also is a warning of an impending stroke.

Judging by several similarities of both of the mentioned disorders, we can now clearly see a pattern with regards to both of these afflictions and we can now also deduce what it is that we must guard against, if ever we experience pain in whichever arm and also numbness and tingling in either one of them. It is the possibility of suffering a debilitating stroke that we must be always wary of.

A stroke, also known as cerebrovascular accidents (CVA), is an emergency medical condition that is brought about by the loss of brain function due to the blockage of the arteries that brings blood into the brain. These blockages are caused by either a hemorrhage or fatty deposits inside of the arteries inhibiting the proper flow of blood. A stroke may prove to be fatal in a short time if necessary aid is not immediately applied as brain cells tend to die quickly with the absence of air.

So if ever you feel the sudden onset of pain or tingling in either of your arms, coupled with weakness on either side of your face and difficulty in talking, it is recommended that you call 911 immediately or have a person accompany you to the nearest hospital quickly as these are the classic signs of a stroke that is about to happen. Knowing about it is a step towards you keeping your life.