Stroke

When a part of brain is unable to get exact amount of blood due to any reason then this disturbance is known as Stroke.

Two Major Types of Stroke:

  • Ischemic stroke
  • Hemorrhagic stroke

Risk Factors for Strokes:

  • High blood pressure
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • High cholesterol
  • Ageing
  • Obesity
  • Drinking alcohol
  • Consumption of fat and salt
  • Smoking
  • Consumption of cocaine drugs

Symptoms of Stroke:

  • headache
  • Starts suddenly and may be severe
  • Waking up from sleep
  • Change in taste
  • Change in hearing
  • Different temperatures
  • Awkwardness
  • Confusion or loss of memory
  • Difficult to swallow
  • Difficulty to write or read
  • Abnormal feeling of movement
  • Lack of control over the bladder
  • Lack of balance
  • Lack of coordination
  • Muscle weakness in the face, arm, or leg
  • Change in personality and mood
  • Problems with eyesight
  • Trouble in speaking or understanding others
  • Trouble in walking

Tips to Avoid Stroke:

  • Knowing and controlling blood pressure
  • Not smoking
  • Lowering cholesterol, sodium, and fat intake
  • Following a healthy diet
  • Treating diabetes properly
  • Exercising regularly
  • Managing stress
  • Not using drugs
  • Taking preventive medications to prevent blood clots