Brain Atack


Stroke (Other names: Stroke, CVA, Stroke)

It happens when blood flow to the brain is obstructed. Unable to receive the oxygen and nutrients they need, brain cells begin to die within minutes. This can cause severe damage to the brain and permanent or severe long-term disability. Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States.

Types of Vascular Brain Accident

There are two types of strokes: Ischemic stroke is caused by a blood clot that blocks or blocks a blood vessel in the brain. It is the most common type, 80 percent of strokes are ischemic. Hemorrhagic stroke is caused by a blood vessel that breaks and bleeds in the brain


Stroke symptoms often occur quickly. These include: Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg (especially on one side of the body), sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding speech, sudden trouble seeing with one or both eyes, sudden difficulty walking , dizziness, loss of balance or coordination, and sudden, severe headache with no known cause

Prevention and control

People over 55 years of age are more likely to have a stroke and the risk increases as they get older. Other major risk factors related to a high incidence of having a stroke are: high blood pressure, heart disease, smoking, family members with a history of stroke, and African American ethnicity.

People who have had a stroke or are at risk of having one and want to prevent it in the future can make some healthy lifestyle changes such as: eating a heart-healthy diet, achieving a healthy weight, managing stress , get regular physical activity, quit smoking and control your high blood pressure and cholesterol levels. If these changes are not enough, you may need medicine to control your risk factors.

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