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Video: Thanks To The Selfie, The Woman Diagnosed Herself With A Stroke And Asked For Help On Time
Thanks to the selfie, the woman diagnosed herself with a stroke and asked for help on time
Juanita Branch, a 63-year-old resident of Fraser, Michigan, previously ridiculed her habit of frequently taking selfies. And now, thanks to the selfie, she is alive and well.
Juanita Branch. Photo: Henry Ford Macomb /
Juanita Branch, a 63-year-old resident of Fraser, Michigan, told ClickOnDetroit that she was used to "making fun of selfies." And now, thanks to the selfie, she is alive and well.
Before her miraculous rescue, the woman had not used a selfie camera for about a year. She "once in a hundred years" took pictures for her Facebook page, according to Macomb Daily.
Looking through fresh selfies, Juanita noticed something strange - her face and lips looked twisted and drooping. She saw this as symptoms of a stroke, since she had suffered a minor stroke two years ago.
“Each subsequent (photo) got worse, and I thought, 'What the hell is going on?'” - quoted by Branch Fox2Detroit. She went into the bathroom and looked in the mirror, which confirmed the suspicions and prompted her to seek help from the hospital.
The Centers for Disease Control says a stroke occurs when blood vessels in the brain become blocked or ruptured, causing cells to die. This can lead to serious health problems, disability or even death. You need to know the following symptoms of a stroke:
- difficult to move your arms
- slurred speech.
In addition, the World Health Organization adheres to the concept of "time is the brain": the sooner medical care is provided, the higher the likelihood of retaining the maximum possible number of brain cells. Therefore, one should not hesitate to call an ambulance.
“A lot of people think it hurts if you have a stroke, but it doesn't,” Branch shared with Macomb Daily. "When you see symptoms, you should call someone immediately."
At the hospital, doctors looked at the times shown in the photographs and realized that the so-called "window" had not yet closed, making it possible to safely use an anti-clotting agent for treating stroke, according to WXYZ.
The fact is that the drug - tissue plasminogen activator - can be injected only for several hours after a stroke, ClickOnDetroit reports. Otherwise, it is fraught with cerebral hemorrhage.
“It never happened to me that someone walked in with a selfie with a time stamp and knew exactly when the stroke started,” Mrs. Branch's attending physician, Dr. Jason Muir of Henry Ford Hospital, told WXYZ. (Henry Ford Hospital).
“I will stop making fun of people who take selfies. Because that selfie literally saved my life,”said Juanita Branch, who returned home after weeks in the hospital.
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