Informative Speech : Strokes Of Young Adults

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Danielle Sinquefield
Informative Outline

Topic: Strokes in Young Adults

General Purpose To Inform

Specific Purpose: To educate my audience on the causes, symptoms, and preventive measures of strokes in young adults.

Thesis: Strokes are commonly associated with old age, symptoms and awareness are often unnoticed in young adults due to ambiguity about strokes.

I. Introduction

A. Attention Getter: As young adults, many of us may feel immune from ailments typically associated with the elderly. However, injuries can be unexpected, my cousin had a stroke at the age of 23. She assumed her headaches, the fuzzy feeling in her eyes, the numbness on her left side and her heart palpitations were due to fatigue. When she tried to get up
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c. An ischemic stroke is typically caused by a thrombosis, which is a blood clot or an embolism, when the blood clot detaches and infiltrates the blood stream.

2. The second type of stoke is an hemorrhagic stroke

a. It occurs due to weakened vessels that burst and bleed into the brain.

b. The blood then amasses and constricts adjacent brain tissue.

c. Hemorrhagic strokes may be intracerebral (within the brain) or subarachnoid which occur from an aneurysm or atypical blood vessels.

3. Dzevdet Smajlovic, professor from the Department of Neurology at the University of Tuzla in Bosnia stated that

a. “Strokes in young adults […] comprise 10%–15% of all stroke patients, ischemic stroke among young adults was diagnosed in 61% of cases, intracerebral hemorrhage in 17%, and subarachnoid hemorrhage in 22%.

Transition: Since strokes are frequently related with old age, symptoms in young adults may be disregarded not only personally, but by doctors as well.

B. Medical experts emphasize that medical attention must be received within the first three hours of a stroke to repair blood flow and diminish damage.

1. Aneesh Singhal, MD, author of Recognition and management of stroke in young adults and adolescents, from the Clinical Journal of the American Academy of Neurology states

a. “The symptoms of IS in young adults and adolescents are often similar to those in older patients.”

b. “The diagnosis is straightforward when presented with typical
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