Stroke

Brain attack is commonly known as a Stroke which results because of poor blood flow to the brain. A stroke results in many types of disabilities like impaired vision usually on one side of the body, mobility impairments, speech and understanding disorders. Brain attack can occur when the blood flow to the brain suddenly cuts off resulting in damage or death of brain cells. When so happens the area of the body controlled by that particular region of the brain loses it ability. The loss of body functions depends upon the amount of damage caused to the brain cells. A stroke of lesser intensity may cause only small damages such as temporary weakness in the arms or legs. Higher intensity stoke may also lead a person to be paralyzed on one side of their body or to lose their ability to speak. Most of the patients who suffer from a stroke have to live with some or the other kind of disability. Strokes can be classified into:

  • Hemorrhagic Stroke: These strokes result from leakage in blood vessels. It is the most severe and the rarest of all kinds of strokes and results mostly in death.
  • Ischemic Stroke: This type of stroke results from blockage of a blood vessel forming a clot in the brain.

Signs and symptoms of Strokes:

The symptoms vary by the amount of brain cell damage and region of damage as mentioned earlier. It is seen in most patients that the damage occurs to one part of the body. The symptoms vary from patient to patient. They may include:

  • Numbness
  • Weakness
  • Tingling
  • Vision loss or changes
  • Confusion
  • Changes in the level of consciousness
  • Speech impairment
  • Trouble comprehending speech
  • Vertigo
  • Balance problems


While the blood flow to the brain suddenly stops the person may have nausea, headache and vomiting due to bleeding inside the brain.


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