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, and speech & understanding disorders. Brain attacks 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 two major types:
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:
While the blood flow to the brain suddenly stops the person may have nausea, headache and vomiting due to bleeding inside the brain.
Stroke can cause several problems in the physical functioning of the body, which in turn causes problems executing daily living activities. We have a wide range of stroke accessories to cope with stroke, as well as a wide range of products to manage pain and discomfort.
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A Stroke, also called cerebrovascular accident (CVA), is a sudden interruption of blood flow to a part of the brain causing it to stop functioning and thereby damaging brain cells.
Types of Strokes are Ischaemic stroke, Embolic stroke and Haemorrhagic stroke.
Ischaemic stroke is the most common type of stroke, that occurs mostly in elderly people. It occurs when a clot blocks an artery in the brain. The clot usually forms in a small blood vessel inside the brain and has narrowed through high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes or smoking.
Embolic strokes occur when a clot of blood or piece of plaque (cholesterol or calcium deposits) on an artery wall breaks loose and travels to the brain. When so happens, the flow of blood to the brain is blocked and tissue is damaged or dies.
Haemorrhagic stroke occurs when an artery inside the brain ruptures and leaks blood into the brain causing cerebral haemorrhage. This break of the artery means that certain parts of the brain are deprived of blood and a stroke occurs. Blood irritates the surrounding brain tissue, causing swelling and pressure, which may cause further damage and loss of function. There are two types of heamorrhagic strokes - Subarachnoid haemorrhage (SAH) is when blood leaks into the surface of the brain and Intracranial haemorrhage (ICH) is when there is bleeding into the brain tissue itself.
Common reasons of stroke include family history, heart disease, heart rhythm disorders e.g. atrial fibrillation, smoking, diabetes, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure, use of oral contraceptives, excessive alcohol intake or being overweight.
Symptoms of a stroke include:
A stroke may result in permanent loss of function. Which body function will be affected depends on which part of the brain is affected. Common long-term effects include impaired vision or speech, severe weakness or paralysis of limbs on one side of the body, swallowing difficulties, memory loss, depression and mood swings.