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Let's Learn About Stroke!! by theambcompany: 6:43pm On Apr 08
-Do you know that about 16.9million people suffers a stroke each year with the highest percentage in developing nation like Nigeria?

-We must have heard of stroke or seen someone with stroke before...

Let's learn about stroke,

What is Stroke?

A stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is interrupted or reduced, preventing brain tissue from getting oxygen and nutrients.

What are the main causes of stroke?

Stroke can either be;
- Ischemic stroke (which is caused by a blockage in the blood vessel known as artery) or
- Hemorrhagic stroke (which is caused by leaking of blood or bursting of a blood vessel into the brain). While some people may only experience
- Transient ischemic attack (which is caused by a temporary disruption of blood flow to the brain which doesn't usually last longer than 24hours).

What are the warning signs of stroke?

-Sudden onset of weakness on one side of the body
-Sudden onset of speech difficulty or slurred speech or confusion
- Difficulty in seeing with one or both eyes
-Difficulty in shining teeth symmetrically
-Sudden onset of severe headache or dizziness.
-Difficulty in walking , you may stumble or lose your balance, as a result of loss of coordination.

What can be done in the case of suspected stroke?

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