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Stroke – The Brain Attack

Posted on the 26 June 2014 by Health_news

stroke-The brain attack

What is a Stroke?

A Stroke occurs when a person’s blood vessels in the brain are blocked by some clot, or they are ruptured due to some lack of oxygen the brain needs. In this process, the brain cells start dying because there is no oxygen in the brain.  There are various reasons why the stroke can occur in a human being. In medical terms, the stroke is referred as the brain attack, cerebrovascular insult or the cerebrovascular accident.  A stroke can cause due to the hemorrhage also where the blood vessels star bleeding.

Symptoms of a Stroke

It is always advised to stay alert and understand the symptoms that can give the patient prompt medical help and quick recovery.

Some of the common symptoms of a stroke are:-

  • Severe headache
  • Losing balance
  • No coordination
  • Confusion
  • Dizziness
  • Difficulty in speech
  • Blurred vision
  • Trouble in walking
  • Blackened or double vision
  • Numbness of one side of the body
  • Slurred speech

What happens during a stroke?

A stroke is a medical emergency and needs immediate medical attention. The lack of these can cause the permanent neurological damage and even death in some cases. The blood supply in the brain should be restored to recover from major losses.  There are several risk factors that are attached to the stroke that increase the level of complexity in the patient.  During a stroke, the brain cannot function normally and affects the physical movements of the body. The patient may experience the inability to move one side of the body, limbs, difficulty in understanding and speech and vision impairment can be affected during the stroke. These changes in the body occur suddenly and the patient becomes paralyzed along with some other complications that affects his daily routine and may need help in doing them.There are many issues and problems that may occur after the stroke. Most of the factors are common in all patients and the patient can recover with time and rehabilitation.

Some of the issues after the stroke are as follows

  • Spasticity
  • Language disorders
  • Speech issues
  • No energy
  • Mood swings
  • Digestive problems
  • Too much sleep
  • Problems in concentrating
  • Sexual problems with partner
  • Anxious and negative feeling

The patient can regain his capabilities and live a normal life with help and practice.  Along with medical help there should be a passion and willpower in patients to get their life back and they should work hard to achieve it. The first few months, after the stroke are very important and they play an important role in retrieving the capabilities back. The first 12 months after the stroke is very important and later it becomes difficult to make any significant changes in the speech or motor skills.  The patient gets speech therapy, physical therapy and occupational therapy after the stroke.  Adopting a healthy lifestyle, dietary habits and staying active can only keep us away from these medical emergencies. Always stay alert to the medical alerts that your body gives you and act accordingly can avoid strokes.

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