A stroke occurs when the blood supply to the brain is stopped, interrupted or when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients. Without a blood supply, the brain cells begin to die in minutes.
Signs and symptoms of a stroke are
Stroke may be caused by-
The most common risk factors of the stroke are:
Complications may be temporary or permanent. It all depends on which part of the brain lacks blood flow and for how long, will result in the following:
To prevent the risk of having a stroke you can make some healthy lifestyle changes:
Once the patient reaches the hospital, the doctor will try to determine what type of stroke you're having.
Some of the tests are:
Emergency treatment for stroke depends upon the type of stroke you have either ischemic or hemorrhagic.
Ischemic stroke: the doctors will try to restore the blood flow to your brain as soon as possible. It is done with:
Other procedures are performed to decrease the risk of having another stroke, the doctor may suggest a procedure to open up an artery that is narrowed by plaque. They are:
Hemorrhagic stroke: the doctor will try to control the bleeding and reduce pressure in the brain caused by the excess fluid.
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