Stroke Risk Assessment is life threatening attack where brain tissue loses oxygen or blockage in the blood supply to the brain. Brain cells and tissue begin to die within minutes, which causes a stroke.
When brain cells die during a stroke, abilities controlled by that area of the brain such as memory and muscle control are lost.
The incidence of paralysis and stroke in India is increasing significantly by almost 50%.
Stroke is can be classified in to three categories, depending on cause of stroke
Symptoms of stroke vary depends on which area of brain is damaged, and such symptoms are the warning signs which requires immediate treatment:
Following risk factors make anyone susceptible to stroke:
Certain medical condition are linked to stroke:
Mini stroke is also referred as transient ischemic attack (TIA) that occurs when blood flow stops for some time. Symptoms of mini-stroke last up to 24 hours, in some cases it lasts for only 1 to 2 hours. It can be diagnosed through MRI even if symptoms of mini-stroke are temporary. MRI should be done as quickly as possible to diagnose.
Doctors first perform CT scan, series of X-rays or head MRI to diagnose whether there is bleeding in the brain. Accordingly, other tests are done like ECG, blood tests, CBC, Blood sugar, Liver and kidney function tests, Electrolytes and prothrombin time to check how much time it takes to clot the blood.
Yes, it is possible to detect if a person knows the symptoms of a stroke. Person with risk of stroke will have unclear speech, speak wrong words, will not able to walk properly, weakness will be observed. These are some common signs that can identify stroke, but silent stoke is hard to realize till the time it cause damage in the brain.
Generally 2/3rd of strokes happen in the people over 65, but even younger people can be at risk. Stroke risk increase with age but anyone at any age can have a stroke. Sometimes obesity, high blood pressure, diabetes and heart disease can form a reason for stroke at younger age. It is always better to recognize the symptoms of stroke irrespective of age.