Facts To Heart

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 / Comments (0) / by kumander / PERMALINK

A stroke occurs when there is a bleeding in your brain or the normal blood flow to your brain is blocked. Brain cells start dying within minutes of being deprived of essentials nutrients. This is a proccess that may continue over the next several hours.

The longer a stroke goes untreated, the greater the damage and a possible disability. The success of treatment may depend on how soon you receive care.

Here are some risk factors for stroke

Highblood pressure
History of heart disease
Having had a previous stroke

The risk increases as you age.

People having an attack may have problems understanding speech, but stroke doesn't usually cause hearing loss. They also may have trouble saying what they are thinking. This is a medical condition called aphasia that affects the ability to talk, listen, read and write.

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