A Stroke is sometimes referred to as a brain attack, or a Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA). A stroke takes place when there is little, or no oxygen being supplied to the brain; since the brain cells need oxygen to function, they eventually die. Currently there are two broad categories of strokes, Ischemic strokes which is sometimes called Cerebral Infarcts and Hemorrhagic strokes. A stroke usually causes an individual to develop physical disabilities such as partial, or complete paralysis, loss of sensory nerves, language complications, loss of sight, as well as, loss of memory. An individual that has been affected by a stroke can recover from it, but the level of recovery may vary from individual to individual.
What causes a stroke?
Ischemic strokes or cerebral infarcts are responsible for eighty percent (80%) of the strokes that affect individuals worldwide. It is due to an obstruction, or a decrease of blood flow in a blood vessel that supplies the brain. The decrease, or obstruction is usually caused be a blood clot, or by the buildup of plaque inside the veins. This buildup is usually caused by cholesterol; as plaque becomes built up, the blood vessels become narrow, which results in little or no blood flow.
Hemorrhagic strokes accounts for fifteen percent(15%) of the stroke victims across the world. It usually results from a tear in a blood vessel that is located in the brain; this then prompts what is called an inter-cerebral bleeding. The other five percent (5%) of strokes is due to the tear of an aneurysm; an aneurysm, is a swelling that is present in an artery, when the artery wall has become weakened, this normally involves subarachnoid hemorrhage.
Who can get a stroke?
When most persons hear the word stroke, they associate it with an old adult, but strokes do not occur only in adults, it can occur in children too. Cases of strokes in children are however rare, and are due to blood disorders, trauma, and infection, among others.
Stroke treatments may include a stoke rehabilitation program. Most doctors will recommend the use of NeuroAid. NeuroAid stroke treatment has been clinically proven to assist in a fast, and safe recovery from stroke. Its ingredients helps the body to produce neurons for the brain, and at the same time enhance the neurons that are already present.
How do you reduce the risk of stroke?
The risk of stroke can be reduced by making simple modifications to your lifestyle. Any doctor will indicate that the cause of a stroke may include, high blood pressure, smoking, high blood cholesterol, heart diseases, diabetes, and excessive alcohol consumption. These are all risk factors that contribute to the lack of oxygen supply to the brain. The following measures will greatly reduce the chances of having a stroke:
- Check your blood pressure regularly.
- Do not smoke.
- Minimize cholesterol intake.
- Check your heart’s health regularly.
- Check your blood sugar level regularly.
- Reduce the level of alcohol consumption.