Strokes

by Lucia Rios and Kaelah Calderone 

Risk behaviors of a stroke


A stroke occurs when blood flow to a part of the brain stops. 

The risk behaviors of a stroke are diseases such as cancer, chronic kidney disease, and some types of arthritis. More risk behaviors of strokes include Weak areas in an artery wall or abnormal arteries and veins, pregnancy. Also men have a higher risk of getting heart diseases than women.


Symptoms of a stroke

Changes in hearing or taste

 that affect touch and the ability to feel pain, pressure, or different temperatures

Confusion or loss of memory

Problems swallowing

Problems writing or reading

Dizziness or abnormal feeling of movement (vertigo)

Eyesight problems, such as decreased vision, double vision, or total loss of vision

Lack of control over the bladder or bowels

Loss of balance or coordination, or trouble walking.


Recommended Treatments for Strokes

Blood thinners such as heparin, warfarin (Coumadin), aspirin, or clopidogrel (Plavix)

Medicine to control risk factors, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and high cholesterol

Special procedures or surgery to relieve symptoms or prevent more strokes

Nutrients and fluids and physical therapy.

Prevention Tips of a Stroke

Reducing your stroke risk factors lessens your chance of a having stroke.

Works Cited

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/000726.htm


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