Stroke

3th Period by : Tayla Camper

Stroke

Sometimes called a "brain attack" , occurs when blood flow to an area in the brain is cut off . The brain cells , deprived of the oxygen and glucose needed to survive or die . If a stroke is not caught early , permanent brain damage or death can result .

2 types of Strokes

1: Ischemic Stroke - similar to a heart attack , except it occurs in the blood vessels of the brain .

2: Hemorrhagic Stroke - occurs when a blood vessel in the brain breaks or ruptures.

Symptoms

-Loss of Speech

-Loss of Vision or dimming in one or both eyes

-Weakness or numbness

-Sudden severe headache

-Loss of balance or unstable walking usually combined w/ another symptom

Treatments

Medicines or Medical Procedures

Diagnosed

MRI maybe used instead of , or in addition to , cat scan to diagnose a stroke .

- Magnets and radio waves to create pictures of the organs and structures in your body .

  • Age 65
  • Gender - 9 men have more strokes but women have a even more chance of having strokes )
  • race ( african americans at increased risk)
  • family history

Prognosis

  • Up to 50 % of all strokes are preventable many risk factors can be controlled before they cause problems .
  • gaining streghtening skills
  • therapy for communication disorders
  • remembering remarkable events