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Author Topic: What is Stroke?  (Read 19678 times)

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Offline meanne2007

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What is Stroke?
« on: October 16, 2008, 04:30:21 am »
Stroke is a type of cardiovascular disease. It affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood (and oxygen) it needs, so it starts to die.

see more - http://www.strokeassociation.org/presenter.jhtml?identifier=3030066

Offline Mary Jo

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Re: What is Stroke?
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2008, 04:17:36 am »
A stroke is a "brain attack" that happens when a part of the brain experiences a problem with blood flow. This disruption in blood flow cuts off the supply of oxygen to the cells in that part of the brain, and these cells begin to die.

Damage to the brain can cause loss of speech, vision, or movement in an arm or a leg, depending on the part of the brain that is affected.

Stroke is the major form of cerebrovascular disease, or CVD, a term that sometimes is used interchangeably with stroke.

Offline lillywilliam

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Re: What is Stroke?
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 04:01:19 am »
Some times through this kind of strokes there will be suddenly bleeding through nose also......

Offline rowenalee

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Re: What is Stroke?
« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2009, 02:33:11 am »
What causes a stroke?

Blockage of an artery

The blockage of an artery in the brain by a clot (thrombosis) is the most common cause of a stroke. The part of the brain that is supplied by the clotted blood vessel is then deprived of blood and oxygen. As a result of the deprived blood and oxygen, the cells of that part of the brain die. Typically, a clot forms in a small blood vessel within the brain that has been previously narrowed due to a variety of risk factors including:

    * high blood pressure (hypertension),

    * high cholesterol,

    * diabetes, and

    * smoking.

Offline kim robin

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Re: What is Stroke?
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2009, 04:59:50 am »
What is stroke rehabilitation?

Rehabilitation is a important part of recovery for many stroke survivors. The effects of stroke may mean that you must change, relearn or redefine how you live your daily. Stroke rehabilitation helps you return to independent living.  You may improve your independence in many areas including:

    * Self-care skills such as feeding, grooming, bathing and dressing
    * Mobility skills such as transferring, walking or self-propelling a wheelchair
    * Communication skills in speech and language
    * Cognitive skills such as memory or problem solving
    * Socialization skills in interacting with other people

Offline vernuskloyz

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What is Stroke
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2009, 09:09:54 pm »
hi jacek,  welcome to the  site.  i am sorry you had a stroke to  find us.  all of us here have been affected by a stroke in one way or another.  my stroke was 7years ago now and i have limitations too, i can walk but no use of my left arm or hand.  but we keep trying to get better and NEVER  GIVE UP HOPE.  are you still receiving therapy? i hope you enjoy the site, we have alot to offer here.  chat, blogs and lots of information and experience from what we have been through to get to recovery.  i hope to see you in a chat sometime.  we also have other aussie members. hopefully you will meet up with them. 2 of them host a chat one night a week. you can look at the chat calender under the stroke support tab at the top of this page i hope you will decide to join us.

Offline wizeguy

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Re: What is Stroke?
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2010, 11:40:04 am »
Though stroke is the third leading cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability – costing the United States more than 73 billion annually in direct and indirect costs – fewer than one-third of Americans can recognize more than one stroke symptom. More importantly, there have been life-saving treatments, such as the clot-buster drug t-PA, made available in recent years and fewer than 5 percent of stroke patients are receiving this care!

-National Stroke Association

Offline angelsfan714

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Re: What is Stroke?
« Reply #7 on: May 19, 2010, 04:54:07 pm »
I just learned about Mini- strokes or Transient ischemic attack (TIA). One of my co-workers explained to me that he experienced these strokes. Sounds a bit frightening but I suppose if you are aware of the signs and symptoms its beneficial in possibly saving your life.

these are a few of the symptoms:

    * Sudden weakness, numbness or paralysis in your face, arm or leg, typically on one side of your body
    * Slurred or garbled speech or difficulty understanding others
    * Sudden blindness in one or both eyes or double vision
    * Dizziness, loss of balance or coordination

Offline alexanderthegreat

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Re: What is Stroke?
« Reply #8 on: June 30, 2011, 05:01:29 pm »
Wow.. This doesn't get talked about enough. I have quite a few friends who have family members that have experienced a stroke. It's sad for them to see their loved ones affected by such a serious condition.

Offline aditisingh

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Re: What is Stroke?
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2020, 06:48:52 am »
Nice article and a very informative one. Stroke is basically a condition in which the blood supply to the parts of brain is interrupted or reduced.


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