Category Archives: Stroke

What is TIA?

Transient-Ischemic-AttackWhat is TIA?
These symptoms appear and last less than 24 hours before vanishing. While TIAs usually do not cause irreversible brain damage, they can be a serious warning sign a stroke may occur in the foreseeable future and must not be blown off. Read Full Post…

Ischemic Stroke

Ischemic stroke

Ischemic Stroke

Ischemic stroke occurs when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel carrying blood to the mind. This causes blood to not reach the brain. High blood pressure is the main risk factor for this type of stroke. Ischemic strokes account for about 87% of all strokes. An ischemic stroke can occur in two ways. Read Full Post…

Hemorrhagic stroke

Hemorrhagic strokeHemorrhagic stroke You can find two types of stroke, hemorrhagic and ischemic. A hemorrhagic stroke is either a brain aneurism blast or a weakened blood vessel leak. Blood spills into or round the mind and creates damaging cells and pressure, swelling and tissue in the brain. You can find two kinds of hemorrhagic stroke called intracerebal and subarachnoid. Read Full Post…

What is a Stroke

ALT TAGWhat exactly is stroke?
Stroke can occur to anyone at any time. It occurs when blood flow to an area of brain is cut off. When this happens, brain cells are deprived of oxygen and start to die. Skills controlled by that area of the brain such as memory and muscle control are lost, when brain cells die during a stroke.
How their stroke affects a person depends on just how much the brain is damaged and where the stroke occurs in the brain. For instance, someone who had a small stroke may just have minor problems like temporary weakness of leg or an arm. People who have strokes that were larger could be forever paralyzed on one side of the body or lose their capability to speak. Some people recover completely from strokes, but more than 2/3 of survivors will have some kind of disability. Read Full Post…