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What Happens When Someone Has a Stroke?
Have you or someone you love recently suffered from a stroke? The following is an explanation of what happens during a stroke and how to prevent future strokes.
Two Kinds of Strokes
There are two different types of strokes, caused by two very different situations: ischemic and hemorrhagic. In the simplest terms, ischemic strokes are caused by obstructions to blood flow, whereas hemorrhagic strokes are caused by ruptures in arteries (bleeding.)
What Happens During an Ischemic Stroke?
Most strokes (85 percent) are ischemic strokes. This is when an artery (or several arteries) leading to your brain become blocked. This can happen due to narrowing of the arteries (build up of plaque inside the arteries) or because of a clot of blood that has come loose in the blood stream and now has gotten lodged in a narrowed artery.
Your brain cells start to die because the blockage prevents proper blood flow to the brain. Your brain cells are no longer getting the oxygen and nutrient they require, and as a result, they die.
When someone suffers from a minor stroke, it often is because they have experienced something that is called a transient ischemic attack (TIA,) which is when a blood clot or some other form of debris in your blood stream temporarily blocks blood flow to a portion of your brain. You may experience symptoms of a stroke for a brief few moments, but then seem mostly okay again. It’s difficult to determine if you’ve had an actual stroke or a true TIA, so you’ll want to get checked out even if you feel better after the experience.
What Happens During a Hemorrhagic Stroke?
In the case of a hemorrhagic stroke bleeding inside your brain causes the problem. In most cases, blood vessels have burst. As a result, precious oxygen and nutrients are not delivered to your brain, causing anywhere from a minor to a major stroke (depending on how little blood is able to get through to the affected areas.) Treatment of a hemorrhagic stroke requires repair of blood vessels.
What to Do if You Think Someone Might Be Having a Stroke
If you are with someone who starts showing symptoms of a stroke, call 911 and get help right away. You won’t have to time to discuss symptoms or schedule a doctor’s appointment. Instead, you’ll want to ask for an ambulance right away. Most strokes make their impact in about five minute’s time – you will need to get emergency care as soon as is possible to prevent damage and possible death. If the person can still swallow okay, have them swallow or chew a crushed aspirin (with water) since this will thin their blood and may help a possible blood clot.
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