“Knowing the risk factors and signs of a stroke is the first step in stroke prevention.”
Stroke is the third leading cause of death in the United States, as well as the leading cause of long term disability. Strokes are more common in men (57% of strokes) than in women, which is why Men’s Health Week is the perfect opportunity to raise awareness of stroke prevention.
Strokes are also thought of as “brain attacks.” They occur when blood supply to any part of the brain becomes interrupted. This loss of oxygen and glucose to the brains cells causes them to die. If the stroke is not caught early, death or permanent brain damage can be the end result.
How does a stroke happen? There are two different kinds of strokes – Hemorrhagic strokes and Ischemic Strokes. When a blood vessel in the brain ruptures, this is known as a
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