When Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat collapsed unexpectedly during a weekly Cabinet meeting, it was a major shock to his colleagues. This was especially so since the Minister had appeared to look ‘tired’ just minutes before the stroke happened.
A stroke takes place when a blood clot forms in a part of the brain, depriving it of much needed oxygen. Once that happens, the cells that are in the area dies off and a stroke happens. A stroke could happen at any given time and plenty of causes can be linked to why a person has a stroke.
Here are five common ways to tell that a stroke is about to happen to someone and what you could do to help them:
Text: Atika Lim