In this article, we are going to talk about strokes, how to protect yourself from them and which are the most common warning signs.
Before all, everyone should know that strokes can be of two types: ischaemic and hemorrhagic.
More common are ischaemic and narrowing or blocking of arteries to the brain can cause them, resulting in severely reduced blood flow.
Less common are hemorrhagic strokes and they can be caused by bleeding in the brain.
But, does everyone of us know what a stroke is?
It is a kind of disease that affects the arteries. It is no. 5 in the list of death causers.
They can occur when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts (or ruptures).
When all this happens, the brain is not able to get the blood and oxygen that needs, so brain cells die. Our brain is an extremely complex and important organ that is responsible for controlling various body functions. When a stroke occurs and the blood flow can’t reach the region which controls particular body function, that part of the body will be disabled to work as it should to.
Another extremely important thing is to recognize the signs of stroke happening, and to consult with your doctor as soon as possible. In that way you will reduce the risk of serious damage to your brain.
This can help you to lower the chances of death and disability, it will improve your chances for recovery. The signs and symptoms can vary from one person to another, say some medical experts. It depends from the type of stroke, as well as from the part of the brain affected and the extent of damage. But they all tend to begin suddenly.
Most Common Symptoms:
– Lightheadedness or weakness;
– Breathing problems;
– Epileptic attacks;
– Personality changes;