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Article Home Adult and Senior Health Stroke: What one needs to know about?

Stroke: What one needs to know about?

Stroke is third leading cause of death. It is an emergency like an heart attack. It also called as brain attack. It is most common cause for disabilities.


Stroke occurs due to blockage of blood vessels of brain due to clot or other reasons. There are two types of stroke, ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke. The most common is the ischemic stroke. The patient who had stroke is at a high risk another of stroke again during the first year. Transient ischemic attack is also known as mini stroke or warning stroke. TIAs are often warning signs that a person is at risk for a more serious and debilitating stroke. 

Stroke is a disease of the brain; it can affect the entire body. The effects of a stroke range from mild to severe and can include paralysis, problems with thinking, problems with speaking, and emotional problems. Patients may also experience pain or numbness after a stroke. A stroke is the sudden death of brain cells due to a problem with the blood supply. 

Ischemic stroke occurs due to blockage of blood vessels of brain by an blood clot. Hemorrhagic stroke is caused by rupture of blood vessel or if there is bleeding in to the brain. It commonly occurs in uncontrolled blood pressure.

Symptoms of stroke

  • Sudden development of weakness of face, arms and legs.
  • Confusion.
  • Difficulty in speaking
  • Difficulty in seeing
  • Severe headache
  • Difficulty in walking
  • Loss of balance

Common risk factors of stroke

  • High blood pressure: It is the most common risk factors for stroke.
  • Diabetes.
  • Inactivity and lack of exercise.
  • Obesity.
  • Diabetes
  • Cigarette smoking

How to prevent stroke?

  • Regular health check ups
  • Control of blood pressure, blood sugar.
  • Treatment of high cholesterol levels.
  • Stopping smoking
  • Quitting alcohol consumption