Did you know that certain factors and behaviors can contribute to strokes?
When a person has a stroke, they rapidly lose brain function because of a lack of blood flow to their brain. This usually happens due to a blocked or burst blood vessel or a blood clot. The lack of blood flow also causes their brain to have a lack of oxygen and glucose, which can lead to the death of brain cells and brain damage. This is the reason why someone who has had a stroke often suffers from a speech impairment or has problems with movement or memory issues.
The severity of a stroke depends on which area of the brain was affected. This means that someone who suffers a small stroke may wind up having minor problems like weakness in one limb, and someone who has had a larger stroke may be paralyzed or unable to speak at all.
Strokes are the third leading cause of death in the United States. There are certain factors that may contribute to strokes that can be prevented: high blood pressure, high cholesterol, smoking, diabetes, obesity, and use of alcohol are all things that you can try to keep under control.
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The informational content of this blog is intended to convey general educational information and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.