Stroke occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is interrupted or severely reduced. Reduction in blood supply results in deprivation of brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Stroke can be prevented and reversed completely with timely treatment. Symptoms of Stroke are:
• Trouble speaking or understanding
• Paralysis or numbness of face, arm or leg
• Trouble seeing with one or both eyes
• Trouble with walking
HOW IS STROKE DIAGNOSED?
A Neurologist diagnoses Stroke by performing a physical examination, CT scan of the brain, MRI, carotid ultrasound, electrocardiogram, and blood test.
HOW IS STROKE TREATED?
As the two main different kinds of stroke, ischemic and hemorrhagic, are caused by different factors, both require different forms of treatment. It can begin with drugs to break down clots and prevent further ones from forming. Surgery can be used to repair any problems with blood vessels that have led or could lead to hemorrhagic strokes.
DID YOU KNOW?
Stroke is an emergency situation that requires prompt treatment