There is an assumption that the first aid to people affected by stroke is to wear ear piercing needle. It was said that to prevent the occurrence of severe bleeding in the brain. Unfortunately there is no scientific evidence that strengthens the claim and even doctors do not recommend it.
Blood comes out when the needle pierced ear are believed to reduce the volume of blood that flows around the brain. Reduced blood volume will decrease the pressure, so the risk of bleeding due to rupture of blood vessels is reduced.
However, a stroke expert from Florida, Jose Vega MD, PhD, asserted that a doctor may not suggest it. The best move during a stroke is called an ambulance as soon as possible, so victims are better helped in the hospital.
“Within 3 hours, the stroke should immediately get a t-PA (a drug to break down blood clots). Every minute is precious so do not ever waste your time,” said Dr. John Vega in his writings as quoted from About.com.
Ear pierced with a needle until the bleeding will not overcome a stroke that is triggered by blood clotting or the so-called ischemic stroke. Although ear bleeding, brain still does not get oxygen supply because blood vessels are clogged.
As for stroke, brain hemorrhage or stroke, hemorrhage, until now no scientific evidence that ear piercing can help. How this would risk triggering an infection if needles are not sterile, or uncontrolled bleeding if I stabbed him wrong.
Strokes occur when brain cells were damaged by the blood supply is interrupted, either because of congestion or other reasons. Other causes, different handling that is not possible without the help of monitoring tools such as sophisticated in the hospital.
Given the type of stroke, there are different kinds and each has a different trigger factors, then the best step is to bring the patient to hospital as quickly as possible. At the hospital, the doctor will examine and determine the most appropriate type of therapy.
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