Stroke occurs when the blood supply to a part of brain is interrupted or reduced preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients.Brain cells begin to die in minutes.Thus stroke is medical emergency and treatment is crucial.Early action can reduce brain damage and complications.The 2 main causes are blocked artery or leaking of blood vessel.Some people have only temporary disruption of blood flow to brain know as transient ischemic attack, that doesn’t cause lasting symptoms.
Many factors can increase your stroke risk such as overweight, physical inactivity, heavy drinking, use of drugs, high BP, smoking ,high cholesterol, Diabetes etc
Complications may include:
The management of stroke includes speech therapy, cognitive therapy, relearning sensory skills, physical therapy.Muscle tone and strength may be lost due to stroke and may find unable to move. A physical therapist will work with you to regain your strength and balance and find ways to adjust to any limitations.