My name is Mujahid Mujahid, I am 56 years old, born and raised in Doha, Qatar.
My whole family is hereditary doctors, so from childhood all the conversations in our family were only about medicine. So when I grew up, I had no doubts about what I wanted to become!
After high school, I went to medical school and graduated with honors in surgery. I worked in a hospital for 20 years as a practicing surgeon and often encountered various kinds of bureaucracy in the medical field. I disagreed with a lot of things and that is why I decided to open my own medical center, to organize my work the way I see it!
In addition, after some time, I decided to create this website, where I share information about my medical center, as well as publish articles in which I talk about various medical problems, medical news, give advice on how to keep your health! I am sure that you will find a lot of interesting and useful information on this site.
If you suddenly have any questions or suggestions, send me an email [email protected]jmc.qa. I will be glad to help you!
Below I want to bring to your attention one of my articles, which can be very useful to you in everyday life and, perhaps, can save someone’s life in the future!
What you need to know about stroke
A stroke, also known as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA), is a medical emergency that occurs when the blood flow to a part of the brain is interrupted or reduced. This can happen when a blood vessel in the brain is blocked by a clot (ischemic stroke) or when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures (hemorrhagic stroke).
When the brain is deprived of blood and oxygen, brain cells begin to die within minutes. Depending on the severity of the stroke and the location of the affected brain cells, a stroke can cause a wide range of physical and cognitive symptoms, such as weakness or numbness on one side of the body, difficulty speaking or understanding speech, vision problems, severe headache, and loss of balance or coordination.
Prompt medical treatment is crucial in minimizing the damage caused by a stroke and improving the chances of recovery. If you suspect that someone is having a stroke, call emergency services immediately.
How to recognize a stroke
- Face drooping: One side of the face may droop or feel numb. The person may have difficulty smiling or their smile may appear uneven.
- Arm weakness: One arm may feel weak or numb. The person may not be able to raise both arms evenly.
- Speech difficulty: The person may have trouble speaking or understanding what others are saying. They may slur their words or speak incoherently.
- Vision problems: The person may have trouble seeing out of one or both eyes. They may experience blurred or double vision.
- Headache: A severe, sudden headache can be a symptom of a stroke.
- Loss of balance or coordination: The person may feel dizzy, unsteady, or have difficulty walking.
If you notice any of these symptoms in yourself or someone else, it is important to seek medical attention immediately.
Remember the acronym F.A.S.T.: Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call emergency services. Call emergency services right away and note the time when symptoms first appeared, as this information can be important for treatment decisions.
How to provide first aid in case of a stroke
First aid for a stroke involves calling emergency services immediately and helping the person stay calm and comfortable while waiting for medical help to arrive. Here are some steps you can take to provide first aid for a stroke:
- Call emergency services: As soon as you notice the signs and symptoms of a stroke, call your local emergency services or ambulance right away. Remember to note the time when the symptoms first appeared.
- Help the person stay calm: Stay with the person and reassure them that help is on the way. Speak calmly and avoid making sudden movements or loud noises.
- Help the person lie down: If the person is able to move and does not have difficulty breathing, help them lie down on their side with their head elevated.
- Loosen tight clothing: Loosen any tight clothing, such as a tie or collar, to make it easier for the person to breathe.
- Do not give the person anything to eat or drink: Do not give the person anything to eat or drink, including medication, as this can interfere with medical treatment.
- Monitor the person’s vital signs: Keep an eye on the person’s breathing and pulse. If the person stops breathing, start cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) until emergency services arrive.
Remember, the most important thing you can do to provide first aid for a stroke is to call emergency services immediately. Prompt medical treatment can minimize brain damage and improve the chances of recovery.
This is just one article of the few that may be of use to you in ordinary life. You never know what you’ll encounter in life, so it’s important to know these basic rules! And in general, it’s very helpful to be knowledgeable about your health and the health of your loved ones! And I really hope that my website will help you in this matter!