Essay about Causes And Consequences Of A Stroke Victim

2457 Words Oct 20th, 2016 10 Pages
Introduction: Today there are many causes of death, one of which is strokes. Strokes, although not the leading cause of death, are still in the top ten causes; in fact, they are the fifth leading cause of death. Over one hundred thousand people die from strokes; however, not all stroke victims suffer from death. There are over 700,000 people who suffer from a stroke in the US, and although a great percent survives the initial stroke, as time goes on stroke victims risks of death increases. The chance that a stroke victim must have to do with the recovery process they go through, therefore, I thought, how do the steps taken during the recovery of a stroke victim affect their all around ability to perform daily tasks? What is a stroke exactly, a stroke which is also known as a cerebrovascular accident or CVA is “a loss of brain cells caused by lack of oxygen to the brain”. The lack of oxygen can be caused by blood clots in arteries as well as bleeding in the brain. There are two main types of strokes: Ischemic stroke and hemorrhagic stroke. An Ischemic stroke is when a clot forms, which is also the more common one of the two strokes, on the other hand a hemorrhagic stroke is when there is a brain bleed. Despite the frequency of these strokes occurring there are ways of preventing or lowering the risk one has to becoming a victim of a stroke. The causes of strokes are often related to risk factors such as: high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol levels,…

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