Stroke - Brain Attack - Management
Stroke, also known as a brain attack, is characterized by the sudden onset of focal or global neurological deficits and signs and symptoms that last for more than 24 hours or result in death within this time frame. After a thorough laboratory evaluation, it is determined to be of non-traumatic vascular origin. Stroke is the second leading cause of death and the primary cause of disability.
Stroke is one the complex Neurological Disiorder that can have devastating sequela, which requires immediate medical attention to minimize brain damage and to maximize outcomes.
Stroke can affect individuals of all ages, although the risk increases with age. It can occur suddenly and without prior warning, leaving individuals and their families with life-altering consequences.
The causes and risk factors associated with stroke are multifactorial and can vary among individuals. Majority of these risk factors are Modifiable. Therefore, Stroke is a Potentially Preventable Neurological Disease.
Common causes and risk factors contributing to the development of Brain Attack.
- Somoking that include any form
- Family History of Stroke
- Dyslipidemia [Hight Cholesterol]
- heart Diseases [Atrial Fibrillation]
- Age & Gender
- Other Causes.....