Brain Stroke

  • What is brain stroke?

Stroke is a problem that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain.

  • What are the causes of brain stroke?

Causes of strokes include:

  1. Ischemia (loss of blood supply)
  2. Hemorrhage (bleeding) in the brain
  3. High blood pressure
  4. High cholesterol
  5. Diabetes
  6. Smoke
  • What are the symptoms of brain stroke?

The most common symptoms of a stroke are:

  1. Weakness or numbness on the body
  2. Loss of vision or dimming in eyes
  3. Loss of speech, or difficulty talking
  4. Sudden, severe headache with no cause
  • What are the different types of brain stroke?

There are three main types of stroke:

  1. Transient ischemic attack
  2. Ischemic stroke
  3. Hemorrhagic stroke.
  • What is the treatment for brain stroke?

The treatment for brain stroke are:

  1. Tissue plasminogen activator (tPA)
  2. Anticoagulants
  3. Antiplatelet drugs
  4. Statins
  5. Blood pressure drugs
  • How to prevent a brain stroke?

Brain stroke can be prevented by:

  1. Lower blood pressure
  2. Lose weight
  3. Exercise more
  4. Treat atrial fibrillation
  5. Treat diabetes
  6. Quit smoking

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