Dystextia and stroke

Have you ever heard of a word called ‘dystextia’ (no not dyslexia)? Well if you are a person from medical background, more likely you have heard of it. Dystextia is something like when garbled type text is messaged by someone.

Many a times I type such garbled messages while sending sms from mobile; typing in a mobile is worst type of texting I know (although not aware of new cutting edge smartphone’s texting experiences, mine is the old type phone in which to type the letter ‘c’ I need to press the ‘abc’ marked button thrice). Although I do make the error while typing before sending to the recipient I always try correcting it as much as possible and hence the receiver of my message probably don’t find lot of major mistakes. Here begins the story, suppose I start sending garbled text messages to my friend from tomorrow and my friend have already read this post he will definitely worry about me and might insist me seeing a doctor. Why? Because recent studies show that people who send garbled incoherent messages might already had a stroke.

Stroke affects different parts of our brain and symptoms produced based on the site affected in brain. So after having a stroke a person may start sending garbled text messages which might be difficult to understand. This might help in diagnosis of some stroke cases where not much visible clinical symptoms exist. Since most electronic texts done in this century carry the date and time of texting a doctor can predict since when  a person might be suffering from a stroke because the messages before that date might not be the garbled one (although that’s a possibility only when a person don’t delete his previous messages (sms, email etc.) regularly, I might have a hard time since I delete messages terribly).

Therefore this might be a good example of good use of modern electronic devices and who knows tomorrow some smart engineer will not come up with a software which will automatically detect a garbled message of an individual and compare it with the previous messages and send a pop-up notification or e-mail alert to visit a doctor; keeping in mind the pace of technology these days it don’t seem impossible!

English: A right MCA artery stroke.

English: A right MCA artery stroke.

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