When there is inadequate blood supply to the brain, cell death can result in a stroke. It is both the leading cause of disability and the fifth leading cause of death in America. There are two different types of stroke: ischemic, which is brought on by a restriction or blockage in the arteries that supply the brain, and hemorrhagic, which is brought on by a decrease in blood flow.
A region of the brain cannot access the blood and oxygen it needs to operate when the blood vessel carrying nutrients to the brain is torn open by a clot or obstructed, and as a result, cell death results. Because the brain is a complex organ that regulates many bodily processes, when a stroke occurs and blood flow to one or more areas of the brain is reduced, the affected area of the brain loses its ability to control one or more bodily processes.
Understanding the signs of a stroke is crucial to preventing the condition or obtaining medical attention quickly to reduce brain damage. Additionally, this will reduce the possibility of disability. The symptoms of a stroke can differ from person to person and depend on the type of stroke, the degree of the damage, and the area of the brain that has been affected, according to experts. But there is one thing that all stroke symptoms have in common—they are always unexpected.
Complete or partial paralysis;
Numbness in the left arm, leg or left side of the face;
Trouble speaking and understanding other people speaking;
Losing consciousness often;
Trouble seeing on one or both eyes;