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A brain stroke is a medical emergency in which the blood flow to the brain is disrupted, leading to the death or damage of brain cells. This can result in physical, cognitive, and emotional impairments.

There are two primary types of brain stroke: ischemic and hemorrhagic. Ischemic strokes occur when a blood clot blocks an artery supplying blood to the brain, while hemorrhagic strokes happen when a blood vessel in the brain ruptures, causing bleeding within the brain tissue.

Some common signs and symptoms of a brain stroke include

  • Sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body;
  • Sudden confusion,
  • Trouble speaking or understanding speech;
  • Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes;
  • Sudden difficulty walking, dizziness, or loss of balance or coordination;
  • Sudden headache with no known cause; and
  • Sudden loss of consciousness or fainting.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you can seek medical attention at Sri Anand Child and Neuro Center from Dr. Anand, Neurophysician at Chandanagar. Time is of the essence when it comes to treating a stroke, so seeking prompt medical attention is critical to minimize the potential damage to the brain.

To lower the risk of a brain stroke, you can control high blood pressure, manage other medical conditions such as diabetes and high cholesterol, avoid smoking and tobacco products, limit alcohol consumption, exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet low in salt, saturated fat, and added sugars, maintain a healthy weight, limit stress, treat atrial fibrillation, and talk to Dr. Anand, Neurophysician at chandanagar, about stroke risk and preventive measures, especially if you have a family history of stroke or other risk factors.

“KNOW YOUR NUMBERS –Understanding Thrombolysis For Brain Stroke”

Thrombolysis is an intervention for acute stroke treatment, where an injection is given to break the clot formed in the brain.

Timing is Key
Early intervention is crucial for a positive outcome with thrombolysis. Seek treatment within 4.5 hours of symptom onset.
Age Considerations
Younger patients tend to have better outcomes from thrombolysis, with optimal results seen in those less than 80 years of age.
Type of Stroke
Thrombolysis is only recommended for ischemic strokes, which are caused by blood clots and are the most common type of stroke.
Blood Pressure Management
High blood pressure can increase the risk of complications during and after thrombolysis, so it's important to keep it under control.
Medication Awareness
Certain medications such as anticoagulants can impact the success of thrombolysis, so it's important to inform your doctor of all medications you are taking.
Medical History
Previous bleeding disorders, recent surgeries, or head injuries can affect eligibility for thrombolysis, so it's important to share your full medical history with your doctor.