In acknowledgement of National Stroke Week, Dr Tsikane, Arwyp’s resident neurologist, has the following information and advice:
A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die.
A stroke is a medical emergency. Early action can minimize brain damage and potential complications.
Watch for these signs and symptoms:
•Trouble with speaking ...