With Rigobert Song out of coma, here’s what you should know about stroke

Posted on October 04 2016 , at 02:53 pm
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  • The former Liverpool player is now out of coma in his home country, but will be transferred to France for further treatment.

Samuel Eto and Rigobert Song
Song’s fellow Cameroonian, Samuel Eto’o shared: ‘I wish you a lot of courage and a speedy recovery big brother!’

The world was worried when former Cameroon national team skipper, Rigobert Song was hospitalised after suffering a stroke at his home in Yaounde.

He’s now out of coma in his home country, and will be transferred to France for further treatment.

Here are few few tips about the cerebral attack that brought a great man down.

READ: Ex-Cameroon defender comes out of coma 2 days after stroke

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Treating high blood pressure can also reduce the risk of stroke. Credit: Various

According to award-winning health and wellness network, Imaginis, ‘Stroke is literally a ‘brain attack’, caused when the vital supply of blood and oxygen is cut off to part of the brain. If a portion of the brain loses its supply of nutrient-rich blood and oxygen, the bodily functions controlled by that part of the brain (vision, speech, walking, and more) are impaired. Like a heart attack, every minute counts in getting a stroke victim emergency medical treatment so that brain damage and possible future disability will be minimised.’

Dr Louis Joss Bitang A Mafok of Yaounde Central Hospital announced that Song has come out of his coma and that his blood pressure is back to normal.

In his words, ‘His high blood pressure has returned to normal and the cerebral haemorrhage has been controlled.’

According to a doctors we spoke with: ‘Symptoms of a stroke may include an inability to move or feel on one side of the body, problems understanding or speaking, feeling like the world is spinning, or loss of vision to one side among others.’

Doctors say, treating high blood pressure can also reduce the risk of stroke.

Consume these tips so you won’t be at risk of a stroke.

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