Saturday, 14 June 2014

Stroke- Know More About Stroke

What is Stroke?

A stroke happens when blood flow to a part of the brain stops. A stroke is sometimes called a "brain attack." The symptoms of stroke depend on what part of the brain is damaged. A stroke is a condition in which the brain cells suddenly die due to lack of oxygen. This can be caused by an obstruction in the blood flow, or the rupture of an artery that feeds the brain.

The patient may suddenly lose the ability to speak, there may be memory problems, or one side of the body can become paralysed. The two main types of stroke include ischemic stroke and haemorrhagic stroke.

Ischemic Stroke

When an artery becomes blocked or broken you will find that you are at risk for neuro damage and a stroke. It is a very common condition that will leave a person extremely disabled. This can cause your brain cells to die and it cannot be fixed or repaired. One of the most common types of strokes is known as the Ischemic stroke and it is caused by an artery. Depending on the person, you may have different side effects from the stroke that may not be too disabling, but it could also leave you completely crippled.

The right and left side of the brain will control different sides of the body. Each side of the brain control the opposite side of the body so if paralysis occurs it will likely only be to one half of your body. If you happen to have a stroke and it affects the right part of your brain you will lose your vision. One the other hand, strokes affecting the left side may cause speech problems as a result. Any brain cells that die will cause memory loss and paralysis that may take over parts or the entire side of your body.

Causes for Stroke

High cholesterol may be the leading cause of having clogged arteries and that will cause you to have a stroke or heart attack. It is also related directly to development of heart disease, which makes you susceptible to heart related problems, which include stroke and heart attack. You should check your cholesterol level regularly once you become 18 or older.

Being overweight, smoking, poor diet, lack of physical activity, and genetics can all be causes of stroke. Also, to fight your chances of a stroke, use regular exercise and a diet to help you battle your high cholesterol. It may also be necessary to restrict your diet to get rid of sugars and saturated fats because they can cause elevated levels of bad cholesterol.

Watch a video below by MainMDcom about Stroke Symptoms and Treatment:

You should get annual physicals and regular check ups to see if you are at risk for a stroke or heart disease. If your cholesterol level is higher than normal, you will be at risk for a stroke and you will have to be kept under strict control to prevent this disease from taking effects on you.

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