What are the most warning signs your body can give you before having a stroke? How can you protect yourself?
There are 2 major types of strokes: ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic strokes are more common and are caused by a narrowing or blocking of arteries to the brain, resulting in severely reduced blood flow.
Hemorrhagic strokes are less common and are caused by bleeding in the brain. The question is, do we really know what is stroke? Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. And, it’s the no. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of disability in the United States.
A stroke is result of blocked blood vessel by a clot or burst (or ruptures). When the stroke happens, part of the brain cannot get the needed blood and oxygen, so it and brain cells die.
Our brain is an extremely complex organ that controls different body functions.
It is very important to recognize the warning signs of a stroke and get the needed medical help as soon as possible to reduce the risk of serious damage to the brain. That’s how you lower the risk of death or disability and improve your chances of recovery. According to the medical experts, the signs and symptoms may vary from one person to another depending on the type of stroke, the part of the brain affected and the extent of damage. But they all tend to begin suddenly.
Most Common Symptoms before having a Stroke:
- Lightheadedness or weakness.
- Breathing problems.
- Epileptic attacks.
- Personality changes.
So if you feel you are experiencing these things, consult your doctor and make the needed examinations.