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A stroke occurs when the brain, for whatever reason, lacks the necessary blood flow to provide oxygen to the brain cells. This situation leads to brain cells' death.

The stroke is one of the cardiovascular diseases with major impact worldwide. It very often leads to death or disability.

A stroke occurs when the brain, for whatever reason, lacks the necessary blood flow to provide oxygen to the brain cells. This situation leads to brain cells’ death. Therefore, to overall or specific mental and movement impairment, and also fatality.

Furthermore, strokes have two main types. There is an ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke. The former’s characteristics comprise situations in which the blood vessel that supplies to the brain is occluded; thus, the blood and the oxygen will not get to its final destination. The latter is a situation in which any of the blood vessels in the brain breaks. Therefore, it will lead to a spillover of blood in the brain that besides limiting the blood and oxygen supply due to the blood vessel interruption. The presence of blood widespread in the brain tissue will end in more complications.

Importantly, stroke was the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States from 1938 to 2007 and dropped to the 5th leading cause of death in 2013. Formerly, the stroke was a cardiovascular condition that affects people in the sixth decade of life and more. However, that vision has changed. The scientific evidence shows that between 1990 and 2013, there was a surge in cases and more worryingly of death among younger adults of 20 to 64 years by both hemorrhagic and ischemic strokes. Approximately 5 to 10% of stroke is occurring in people below their 50’s years.

The causes of stroke are many, and it would also vary between ischemic and hemorrhagic types.

Both of the strokes, as cardiovascular diseases, share the same risk factors. Nonetheless, hemorrhagic stroke is far less frequent than its homologous. This situation reasons for the fact that causes for ischemic stroke are more common than the ones for hemorrhagic stroke.

For ischemic strokes, the reason why the brain blood vessel gets blocked could be either locally or coming from another part of the body. For example, the thrombotic ischemic stroke is when the blood vessel damage is within the same blood vessel. On the other hand, an embolic stroke means that the element that is occluding the brain’s artery come from another place, very commonly, from the heart.

In the hemorrhagic stroke, there is a substantial relationship with previous bleeding disorders and blood vessel malformations, like aneurysms. The primary cause for this stroke to occur is hypertension, even though this disease also plays a significant role in causing ischemic stroke too.

The signs, symptoms, and overall presentation or affection of the disease will tend to vary widely, although some features are constant among the patients.

The stroke presentation will vary depending on its extension and the brain’s location of the lesion. There are different portions of the brain that handle distinct functions. Therefore, for example, when the artery that supplies blood to the brain’s part that controls the speaking functions, it would halt its normal functioning.

Moreover, there are mini-strokes or a transitory lack of blood (transient ischemic attack). This is not a stroke because it is reversible. However, in this situation, there is a risk of having a stroke of 5% in the 48 hours and 10% in the next three months if the patient does not start any treatment. It can cause the same symptoms, but after some minutes, they totally disappear.

The stroke can exist silently too. If the area of the brain that is affecting does not control a critical and noticeable function, it may go under the table. It could cause symptoms that are often difficult to link with this condition, such as difficulty concentrating, loss of memory, or emotional issues.

This tool will play a major in the health of anybody.

The stroke symptoms checker gathers the most important signs, symptoms, and risk factors for this condition. In an acute and devastating presentation of a stroke, the immediate thought should be assisting to the ER. However, in people at high risk of developing it, or that already have had a mini-stroke or a silent stroke. They will specifically benefit from this fantastic tool. It is free and would not take more than a few minutes.

Originally published at https://symptoms.care on July 14, 2020.

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