20 Facts Everyone Needs to Know About Strokes

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1. What’s It All About?

Stroke

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Termed variously as “brain attack” or “cerebro-vascular accident/insult” , this is a medical emergency that we commonly know as a “stroke.” Strokes can result in paralysis, loss of speech or other functions and even death.

They occur when:

• blood-flow to the brain is cut off or
• a blood-vessel breaks and bleeds into the brain

These cause the brain cells to die or get damaged instantly. The consequences depend on the size, intensity and location of bleeding.

It’s important to get emergency medical attention to stroke victims as every minute matters.

Read on for more information about this extremely serious condition.

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