A stroke occurs when something blocks blood supply to parts of the brain or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. In either cases, parts of the brain become damaged or dies. It is one of the leading cause of death and disability. A stroke can sometimes cause temporary or permanent disabilities, depending on how long the brain lacks blood flow and which part is affected. Paralysis is one of the complications caused by a stroke. The patient may become paralyzed on one side of the body or lose control of certain muscles, depending on which parts of the brain is affected.
There are 3 level of stroke severity as stated below.
Screening for stroke can be done by blood test for hemoglobin concentration, blood sugar, lipids, and inflammation markers. Additional scan of the brain can be done if blood test result shows that the patient is in a high risk group.
Stroke can be prevented. Start taking care of your health and the health of your love ones. Annual health check-up can detect abnormalities early and reduce the risks.