A stroke can be defined as a "brain attack". This happens when a particular area of brain is cut off or blood clots and the blood flows to that region. This deprives the oxygen in cells of that region. This disables the activities that are controlled by that particular region such as loss of memory and muscle control.
People affected by stroke depend on the location on the brain and the severity with which stroke has happened. People affected by small stroke may have some temporary weakness of arms and legs. But those with severe strokes may undergo the danger of paralysis and may even cause death. Most of the people affected with paralysis suffer from some disabilities.
Causes of stroke:
Strokes normally occur when the blood supply to the brain is stopped or blocked, or if the blood cells in brain gets ruptured due to any reason. This will damage the blood tissues and make them completely function less.
Symptoms of stroke:
Symptoms of strokes occurs normally suddenly when it happens. Its symptoms may include,
- Confusion in speaking and understanding while conversing
- Severe headache which is accompanied with altered vomiting and unconsciousness
- Numbness or tingling on one side of the body (normally face, arms and legs)
- Vision trouble (in any one or in both eyes)
- Trouble in walking (unbalanced or lack in coordination)
Risk factor of Stroke:
People above the age of 55 are most affected by stroke. This may be sometimes hereditary but mostly this happens in people with obesity, high cholesterol, diabetes, hypertension those who use alcohol and cigarette in a heavy manner. People who suffer from cardiovascular disease like, heart failure, heart infection and abnormal heart rhythm, are also at the risk of stroke.
Treatments for stroke:
Stroke takes fifth position in the list of disorders causing human death. This being a terrible disease it should be treated immediately when detected. Providing the emergency medications like clot busting drugs in order to remove the blood clot is the first step adopted during stroke treatment. Medications are directly delivered to brain to the area where stroke has occurred.
Further treatment may include controlling the bleeding and pressure reduction in brain. Surgical methods are adopted to repair the damaged blood tissues.
Dr. Shyam Sundar K, an expert in various branches of neurosurgery providing you the best treatment for stroke, is presently consulting as Neurosurgeon at Achantha Lakshmipathy Neurosurgical centre in Chennai. His great experience, makes him efficient at his profession.
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