read_connect(); //$GLOBALS[ezoic_db]->read->query("use 17things"); ?>

What causes a stroke ?

Stroke is a form of brain injury wherein the brain experiences an interruption within its blood supply, often resulting in the loss of neurological functions. Strokes are serious health problems, especially to older patients with a health record of strokes. According to statistics, more than 20% of people who experienced stroke are likely to experience another incident in the next 5 years. It is the leading cause of death for both men and women.

People experiencing stroke may feel stabbing pains, numbness, blurred vision or speech, severe headaches and dizziness. Some may have problems with depression, logic and memory, thinking, concentrating and controlling emotions. Depending on the level or type of stroke experienced, a patient may become paralyzed on one side of the body. Since diabetes, high cholesterol, hypertension and smoking are major factors in the occurrence of strokes, anyone could change their lifestyles and follow good eating habits, exercise and medication to reduce the risk of having a stroke.

Strokes come in two forms – ischemic and hemorrhagic, but both could cause an interruption in the delivery of blood, resulting in lack of oxygen in the brain and eventually damaging brain cells.

Due to the complexity of brain functions and lack of knowledge on how the brain works, several treatments can be made to recover from strokes. Medications can help in reducing blood clots, or stopping the effects caused by the stroke.  Although people can experience “mild” strokes, the irreversible effects of brain damage are still considered a serious matter. As of now, prevention of strokes by changing bad habits and poor diet is the best cure.

Related Items


[newtagclound int=0]


Recent Comments

Recent Posts