Vacationing is one of the fun activities, people spend about 2 weeks a year on vacation. But when you are on vacation and then you or one of your family members has a stroke, what will you do? This week's article from KMC Clinic will discuss stroke, hopefully we can give you a little enlightenment. Strokes are brain attacks. They occur when the blood supply to the brain becomes blocked. A stroke is a medical emergency that needs immediate medical attention.
There are two types of stroke:
Ischemic stroke is similar to a heart attack, except it occurs in the blood vessels of the brain. Clots can form in the brain's blood vessels, in blood vessels leading to the brain, or even in blood vessels elsewhere in the body and then travel to the brain.
Hemorrhagic strokes occur when a blood vessel in the brain breaks or ruptures. The result is blood seeping into the brain tissue, causing damage to brain cells.
The most common symptoms of a stroke are:
Many factors can increase your stroke risk. Some factors can also increase your chances of having a heart attack. Potentially treatable stroke risk factors include:
Many stroke prevention strategies are the same as strategies to prevent heart disease. In general, healthy lifestyle recommendations include:
What Should I Do If I Experience Stroke Symptoms?
Immediately call KMC Clinic on +62361766154 if you or someone you know has symptoms of a stroke. Stroke is a medical emergency. Immediate treatment can save your life or increase your chances of a full recovery.