Types And Risk Factors Of Stroke

1347 Words Nov 15th, 2014 6 Pages
“One in six people worldwide will have a stroke in his or her life time” (Harvard Heart). Everyone can have a stroke, and it doesn’t matter what age you are. Stroke is a medical emergency, and immediate treatment is affective and important, as it can reduce the damage to the brain and prevent potential post-stroke complications. Stroke is the fourth leading reason for death in the U.S., this research will increase understanding of the types and risk factors of strokes and improve the knowledge of how to prevent stroke in daily life. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, a stroke is defined as “decreasing in blood supply to part of the brain is suddenly interrupted, or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts, spilling blood into the spaces surrounding brain cells’’. When there is a blockage or rupture in the brain artery, the blood stream is cut off to the brain. In addition, that onset will affect the delivery of oxygen to the brain cell, which will have side effect on memory and muscle control. The people who had influenced by a stroke rely on where the stroke happened and the number of the harmed cell in brain. For instance, if someone has a stroke the left side effects the opposite side, the damage depend on the treatment when you received, and how much time since the onset of signs and symptoms. On other hand, people who have massive strokes may not survive from it or losing the ability to speak, feel, and walk. Some…
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