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Kids Can Suffer From Stroke Too!

By | May 13, 2015 09:03 AM EDT
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It is unlikely to hear that kids have tendency to suffer from stroke. But yes, stroke is one of the top 10 cases of death among children in US.

Stroke occurs to infant or children and it could happen even before birth. There are different factors that lead stroke to children. Some are hereditary, blood clots, heart disease, breaking of the placenta and affects the child's brain, infection, maternal history of infertility, premature rapture of membrane and other factors related to pregnancy.

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Signs and symptoms are difficult to distinguish because it doesn't appear on the early stages. Perinatal stroke or prenatal stroke happens in the span of last 18 weeks of pregnancy and first 30 days of birth, according to New York City Today. Childhood store occur to children ages from 1 month to 18 years.

The common signs of stroke according to American Stroke Association are shown in the acronym F.A.S.T. You will know if a child is having stroke if she suffers from Face drooping and having difficulty is moving his mouth. Next is Arm weakness when the child is incapable of moving half of his body including arms, he will also suffer from Speech difficulty and lastly Time to call 911 just like any other emergency cases happens to adult.

Treatment on children who suffered from stroke also depends on the stroke case. Some controversies are involved in the treatment because of the drug safety that is being used in treating these kids. The medication process also needs to be consider whether kids can survive the dosage or not. Experts are now investigating this issue.

The most challenging part of this treatment is the rehabilitation therapy for children that includes physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. This will help them back to their normal condition.

This serves as an awareness to everyone that all ages are prone to stroke.

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