Certain symptoms such as severe headache, nausea, vomiting, sudden weakness of legs or arms, abnormal facial expression, and slurred speech are important signs of stroke, which may be caused by vascular thrombosis or a hemorrhage in the brain. Patients need to come to the hospital immediately for an examination using computer tomography (CT scan) to detect the significance and impact of these symptoms. By providing immediate treatment that is specific to issues found through diagnostic imaging, patients can be saved from physical impairments such as paralysis.
Motorcycle accidents are also a major cause of skull fracture and brain hemorrhage in Cambodia. Victims of accidents also require immediate diagnostic imaging and potentially an operation to reduce the risk of permanent brain damage or paralysis.