MANY people know the word ‘stroke’, but perhaps only a few who understand it in depth, especially symptoms and risk factors. In fact, 80 percent of strokes were preventable.
Stroke or known in the medical designation Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) occurs when a blood vessel in the brain suddenly blocked or ruptured. When this happens, the blood fails to flow to the brain area which is a supplier of oxygen and nutrients to the body.
As a result, brain and nerve cells will die and the ability of an area controlled by the brain is lost. Patients with stroke may be paralyzed, unable to speak, and in a coma – depending on where the stroke occurred and how many brain regions are damaged.
Stroke can occur in anyone, especially those with risk factors. Early prevention is certainly a good way. Efforts can be done through a series of tests.
Stroke, in medically known as cerebrovascular disease is a condition where there was an attack on the brain tissue. The attack caused by blockage, narrowing, or rupture of blood vessels resulting in impaired function (reduction of blood flow and oxygen) into the nerve center of this.
Stroke appear suddenly; in seconds or minutes so that it can happen to anyone, anytime. Stroke not only cause a temporary phenomenon, but also can cause permanent damage.
Prevent stroke by identifying early risk factors. Some risk factors, such as age above 50 years, obesity, cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure, and lack of exercise. If you have risk factors as described, in general, your doctor will advise on how to reduce risk factors for stroke.