This article describes the most common stroke warning signs.
First of all, it is important that there are two main types of stroke: ischemic and bleeding. Ischemic strokes, the more common of the two, are caused by constriction or blockage of the arteries in the brain, the result being a sharp decrease in blood flow. Bleeding strokes are less common.
Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the world.
A stroke occurs when blood vessels don’t deliver oxygen and nutrients to the brain, or a blood clot blocks the blood vessels. As this happens, the part of the brain that does not receive the necessary blood (and oxygen) dies.
What are the effects of a stroke? It is well known that the brain is an extremely complex organ that controls the various functions of the body. The moment a stroke occurs, the part of the body that is controlled by that part of the brain stops functioning properly.
Early detection and intervention reduce the risk of death and improve the chances of recovery.
The most common symptoms that warn of an impending stroke are:
- Loss of consciousness;
- Respiratory problems;
- Epileptic seizures;
- Dizziness or weakness;
- Personality changes;