Essay On Cardiovascular Disease
A stroke is a “brain attack”. It can happen to anyone at any time. The brain and spinal cord together are known as the central nervous system. The brain is a mass of soft nerve tissue protected by bone and cushioned from injury by the cerebrospinal fluid. It consists of 6 parts …show more content…
What part affected and how severely it is damaged makes he signs of the disease vary. The most common signs of a stroke are put into an acronym known as F.A.S.T. it stands for face drooping, arm weakness, speech difficulty, and time to call 9-1-1. Beyond F.A.S.T other symptoms are sudden numbness or weakness of face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body, sudden confusion, trouble seeing, trouble walking or severe headache. It is critical to diagnose a stroke in progress because immediate care in the first three hours can prevent brain damage.
There are three types of stroke. The most common ones are ischemic strokes. An ischemic stroke occurs when a blood vessel is obstructed by a clot which obstructs the supply of blood to the brain.
The next type of stroke is a hemorrhagic stroke. It is most common in people with uncontrolled high blood pressure. It occurs when a weakening blood vessel ruptures causing excessive bleeding.
Transient ischemic attacks are known as warnings or “mini strokes”. They are caused by a temporary clot. These strokes are to be taken seriously because they are likely to