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Stroke

What is a Stroke?


A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. Brain cells begin to die in minutes. A stroke is a medical emergency, and prompt treatment is

crucial. Early action can reduce brain damage and other complications.


There Are Two Types of Strokes:

  • Ischemic strokes: this is the most common type of stroke where the blood vessels become narrow which lead to reduced blood flow to the brain or a complete blockage

  • Hemorrhagic strokes: these types of strokes happen when blood vessels in the brain rupture or leak; factors to this type of stroke include trauma, uncontrolled high blood pressure, and stroke that leads to hemorrhaging.


What Causes a Stroke?

Causes of strokes are either blockage/narrowing of the blood vessels in the brain or a rupture of blood vessels in the brain. This can come from high blood pressure or trauma/injury of the brain and heart disease.


What Are The Symptoms Of A Stroke?

Symptoms of a stroke before it happens varies from person to person but some common warning signs are :

  • Trouble speaking or coming up with words, in a confused-like state

  • Trouble understanding what other people are saying

  • Paralysis in the face or sudden numbness and tingling in the arm legs or face

  • Sudden blindness

  • Trouble walking

  • Headaches

Think You Are Suffering From A Stroke?

Diagnosis of a stroke happens almost immediately since everything moves so quickly. So if you are having any of the symptoms listed above please call 911 immediately.


Treatment/Prevention:

Emergency medical care is provided for those suffering a stroke, long term prevention of a stroke involves possible changes in diet and exercise.




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