You can actually protect yourself from stroke, if you pay attention to some signs that your body is trying to send you. There are two types of strokes, the first one and the more common one is ischemic strokes and the second one is hemorrhagic. The first type is caused by narrowing or blocking of arteries to the brain and that is reducing the blood flow. The second type is less common and it is caused due bleeding in the brain. You should pay attention to everything unusual that is happening to your body because stroke is the number 5 killer in US.
Where a blood vessel that has a function to carry oxygen and nutrients to the brain is blocked by clot or bursts a stroke will occur. And then part of the brain will not get the blood and with that the oxygen that it needs to keep the brain cells alive which means the brain cells will die. We all know that brain has many different functions and when stroke occurs and the blood do not reach area that controls particular body function, that part of the body will not work as normal.
You should know the warning signs of stroke because you might help yourself or your friends and family when this happens. It is important to get medical help when you notice some of the signs of stroke. According to experts the signs and symptoms can be different from person to another because there can be different parts of the brain affected, but what all strokes have in common is that they begin suddenly.
And the most common symptoms of stroke are:
-lightheadedness or weakness