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Stroke

A stroke is a condition in which the brain cells suddenly die because of a lack of oxygen. A stroke can be caused by an obstruction in the blood flow, or the rupture of an artery that feeds the brain. The patient may suddenly lose the ability to speak, there may be memory problems, or one side of the body can become paralysed.

This Medical News Today information article provides details on the two types of stroke, who are at risk, what its causes are, its symptoms, how a stroke is treated, and how strokes can be prevented.

    Symptoms of stroke:

  • Trouble walking, loss of balance and coordination.
  • Speech problems.
  • Dizziness.
  • Numbness, weakness, or paralysis.
  • Blurred, blackened, or double vision.
  • Sudden severe headache.
  • Confusion.