Stroke

About- A stroke also called cerebrovascular accident occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients.

Symptoms-
 Speaking and understanding difficulties
 Confusion
 Slurred speech
 Sudden numbness, weakness or paralysis (normally one-sided) in the face, arm, or leg
 Vision problem in one or both eyes
 Blurred or blackened vision in one or both eyes
 Double vision
 Sudden, severe headache
 Vomiting
 Dizziness, or altered consciousness
 Balance disorder
 Coordination disorder
 Trouble walking

Causes-
 Transient ischemic attack
 Cerebral hemorrhage
 High blood pressure
 High cholesterol
 Diabetes
 Obstructive sleep apnea
 Cardiovascular disease, including heart failure, heart defects, heart infection or abnormal heart rhythm
 Overtreatment with anticoagulants (blood thinners)
 Weak blood vessel walls (aneurysms)
 Use of birth control pills or hormone therapies
 Increased estrogen levels from pregnancy and childbirth
 Being overweight or obese
 Prolong inactivity
 Binge drinking
 Use of illicit drugs such as cocaine and methamphetamines
 Smoking
 Personal or family history of stroke, heart attack, or transient ischemic attack
 Older Age
 
Specialists to visit
Neurologist
 Critical Care Doctor
 Speech therapist
 Physiotherapist
 Neurosurgeon
 Emergency Medicine Doctor

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References-
https://www.healthline.com
https://www.mayoclinic.org
https://en.wikipedia.org
http://www.stroke.org
https://www.webmd.com
https://www.nhs.uk
https://www.strokeassociation.org

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