Brain stroke is one of the main reasons for deaths caused due to illness worldwide. It can be defined as a brain attack or a stroke that occurs when there is an obstruction of blood circulation due to a blood clot in one of the arteries that supply blood to the brain. Due to low supply of blood-brain cells starts depleting resulting in a lack of oxygen in the brain. Due to lack of oxygen and diminishing rate of brain cells, abilities controlled by that affected area of the brain are lost.
The two main types of stroke:
Ischemic stroke; &
A blockage due to the formation of a blood clot in a blood vessel inside the brain is known as an ischemic stroke. It is the most common type of stroke nearly 85% of stroke patients suffer from this kind of stroke.
Whereas, stroke that happens when an artery in the brain ruptures and blood is crammed in either surrounding tissues or in the gap between the brain and skull then this type of stroke is called a hemorrhagic stroke or brain hemorrhage in simple terms.
Some of the common symptoms of a stroke are:
Headache: Common symptom faced by almost every patient is severe headache and dizziness which they never felt before.
Vision: Another common symptom of stroke as addressed by patients is experiencing abrupt blackened, blurriness or double vision.
Speech: A Large number of Patients also felt problems in speaking or even in understanding the speech of another person.
Coordination: They also reported that they were unable to make balance or were not able to walk at their own.
Numbness: Some patients sensed the deadness (lack of sensation) in their face, arm or leg or at time in complete one side of the body.
Some of the effects of stroke are:
Loss of the ability to speak: After the attack of brain stroke some patients are not able speak at times they speak but it is not clear and understandable.
Loss of memory: Most of the patients face memory loss. It could be short-term memory or long term memory loss at times patients even forget to speak or walk but there are rehabilitation centers for then so that they can learn to talk or walk again.
Loss in the ability to walk: Almost every patient complaint that he/she is not able to walk properly not even able to stand and make balance at his own, he needs some help it could be a walker, a stick or some other person.
Paralysis: Many people experience that numbness they felt initially lead to paralysis as the treatment given to them was a bit late so it is STRICTLY suggested that after the brain stroke attack you should treatment as soon as possible.
Vision Problems: Some patients also reported that they are now not able to concentrate on reading books, or newspapers.
The effect of attack depends upon the location of the stroke and also the number of brain cells died.
Though it is said that brain stroke is a long life disease the patients once had brain attack can never recoup completely. It is just a myth rather you will be surprised to know that 80% of brain strokes are curable. It just requires very emergency treatment “faster the treatment lesser the adverse effects” and the patients recover throughout the life if he takes proper medicine and visit rehabilitation centers in routine.