What is a Stroke?
A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is disrupted, causing brain tissue to be deprived of oxygen and nutrients, leading to cell death in a matter of minutes. There are various kinds of strokes. You may have heard of ischemic strokes which are most common and involve blocked blood vessels, or hemorrhagic strokes which involve artery leaks. Regardless of the type, prompt treatment is crucial as strokes are a medical emergency that can result in brain damage and complications.
The good news is that stroke mortality rates have significantly decreased, and effective treatments are available to prevent disability. Recognizing the signs of a stroke, such as trouble speaking, facial drooping, vision problems, severe headache, and difficulty walking, is essential. If you suspect a stroke, act fast and seek immediate medical attention by calling 911.
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