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 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.
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Public - 11/28/16, 2:55 PM