Stroke
By: Hope Fisher, Olivia Johnson

Definition: A stroke is the sudden death of brain cells in a localized area due to inadequate blood flow

Causes: Strokes occur due to problems with the blood supply to the brain; either the blood supply is blocked or a blood vessel within the brain ruptures.

Symptoms: Vision problems, weakness on one side of the body, dizziness, slurred words, sensory changes like touch, smell, and hear.

Diagnostic tests: Brain computed temography, magnetic resonance imaging, carotid ultrasound, heart tests, and blood tests.

Each year 795,000 people suffer from strokes.

Prevention: Reduce weight, control blood pressure, no smoking, reduce sodium, exercise, eat less fat, reduce stress, control cholesterol.

Risk factors/complications: Speech problems, loss of muscle control, swallowing difficulty, numbness, pain, depression, shortened life span

Treatment options: Drug treatment or Mechanical devices to break up or remove blood clots

Works Cited

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"Stroke Awareness." AdCouncil. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.

"Stroke: Causes and Risk Factors." WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 09 Mar. 2015.

"Stroke." Overview. N.p., 22 Nov. 2014. Web. 04 Mar. 2015.

"Stroke Pictures: Signs and Causes of Strokes and Mini Strokes." WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 11 Mar. 2015.

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