A stroke is a ""brain attack"". It can happen 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 begin to die. When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities controlled by that area of the brain such as memory and muscle control are lost. The signs and symptoms are:
• Trouble with speaking and understanding.
• Paralysis or numbness of the face, arm or leg.
• Trouble with seeing in one or both eyes.
• Trouble with walking.
HOW IS STROKE DIAGNOSED?
A CT scan or MRI is done to check for a stroke. However, in some cases the results are delayed because of the clot still not being as strong.
HOW IS STROKE TREATED?
The treatment of Stroke involves medication, physical therapies, and a psychologist to cope with the feeling of anxiety.
DID YOU KNOW?
Stroke is an emergency situation that requires prompt treatment