First of all, let us clarify about the fact that there are 2 major types of stroke. The first one is Ischemic which is more common and mainly are caused by blocking of arteries in their path to the brain. This results with severely reduces flow of the blood. The second stoke type is Hemorrhagic, which is less common. It’s caused by bleeding in the brain.
What in fact is stroke ?
It is a disease which affects the blood flow from the arteries to and inside the brain.
Stroke is one of the Top 5 causes of death in the United States. And it is a leading cause of disability in US .
A stroke usually occurs when clot or bursts are blocking the blood vessel that carries the nutrients and oxygen to the brain. When this is happening, part of the brain isn’t getting enough oxygen from the blood. The result is dying cells in the brain.
What is the result from stroke?
If a stroke occurs, that means that part of the body won’t work properly because the blood flow isn’t reaching to all parts of the brain, leaving some parts of it without needed oxygen.