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His age prevented paramedics from believing his condition. A man has a baffling stroke!

Chris Johnson, a 28-year-old "healthy" man, was alone in his apartment, preparing to work one morning, when he suddenly lost his sight in his right eye and lost all sensation on the same side of his body.   When asked for an ambulance, Chris Johnson, from Stockport, Greater Manchester, was horrified while waiting for paramedics to arrive.
 



Chris Johnson, a 28-year-old "healthy" man, was alone in his apartment, preparing to work one morning, when he suddenly lost his sight in his right eye and lost all sensation on the same side of his body.


When asked for an ambulance, Chris Johnson, from Stockport, Greater Manchester, was horrified while waiting for paramedics to arrive. Recalling the event, Chris said, "In an instant, I lost the sensation on the right side of my body, and the vision in my right eye dropped to wide patches of color. I waited a moment, sure it would, but it didn't. I was able to call an ambulance, but by the time I arrived I was finding it difficult to talk, and I couldn't describe what had happened. The paramedic said it could not be a clot, because I am only 28. "


However, when he arrived at the Royal London Hospital, tests revealed that he had already suffered a stroke.


More specifically, there was a hole in the young lawyer's heart that he had never known before. A clot passed through the hole between both sides of Chris' heart and blocked one of the blood vessels in his brain.


Chris was sent a week to the Acute Stroke Unit of the Royal London Hospital.


  1. He revealed to the Manchester Evening News: "The stroke was due to a hole in my heart
  2. which had to be closed surgically."
  3. Before this ordeal, Chris described himself as "agile and healthy"
  4. He had no "idea whatsoever" that there was a gap in his heart.


Symptoms in strokes


  • Face - Milan face on one side, or a person may not be able to smile, or have his mouth or eye hanging.
  • Arms - a person may not be able to lift arms due to weakness or numbness in one arm.
  • Speech - his speech may be unclear or distorted, or a person may not be able to speak at all even though he seems awake
  • You may also have problems understanding what you're saying.


"Even if the symptoms disappear while waiting for the ambulance, it is still important to go to hospital for an assessment."


Strokes can also lead to different symptoms, such as:


  • Complete paralysis in one side of the body.
  • Sudden loss of vision or blurring of vision.
  • Rotary.
  • Confusion.
  • Difficulty in understanding what others say.
  • Problems of balance and coordination.
  • Difficulty swallowing (dysphoria).
  • Sudden and severe headaches that result in severe pain unlike before.
  • Loss of consciousness.