Types Of Strokes
There are two types of strokes: Hemorrhagic Stroke and Ischemic Stroke.
When a blood vessel in the brain bursts or leaks, the blood spills into the brain, causing swelling, pressure and obstruction in oxygen delivery. This results in damage of brain cells and tissue; and can prove fatal if left untreated.
Stroke: The After-Effects
A condition that affects the functioning of the brain, stroke can lead to loss of physical, emotional and cognitive abilities.
The after-effects of a stroke can be temporary or lifelong. From physical disabilities to loss of vital functions to depression, strokes can be devastating.
Stroke: It’s Important To Be Informed
An unpredictable danger, stroke or brain attack can occur anytime in anyone, including children. A stroke happens when the blood flow to an area of brain gets cut of, leading to deprivation of oxygen and death of brain cells.
This happens due to two reasons:
1. When a blood clot or plaque blocks a blood vessel
2. When a blood vessel breaks or ruptures, especially due to high blood pressure (hypertension)
When the cells die, abilities and functions controlled by that particular area of the brain are lost permanently.
Minor or Mini Stroke
If the symptoms of the stroke last for only a few minutes or less than 24 hours, it is called a Trans Ischemic Attack (TIA) or mini/ minor stroke.
Trans Ischemic Attack
When the blood flow to part of the brain stops for a very short period of time, it is called transient ischemic attack or TIA.
A warning sign/ indicative that the person is likely to suffer a real stroke within 3 months, TIA presents stroke-like symptoms that last less than 24 hours. TIAs do not usually cause permanent brain damage, but should not be ignored.
What is stroke?
Stroke or brain attack occurs when a blocked artery or ruptured blood vessel obstructs/ reduces the blood flow to a particular area of the brain. Stroke can happen to anyone, anytime and can cause permanent damage to one’s mobility, speech and memory if not treated at the right time.
Types Of Stroke
There are three types of strokes:
- Ischemic Stroke
- Haemorrhagic Stroke
- Trans Ischemic Attack (TIA)
8 Ways To Prevent Stroke
According to the National Centre for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), stroke or brain attack is one of the top reasons for permanent disabilities and premature deaths in India, with nearly 20 million reported cases and over 1.5 million additions every year. However, what’s shocking is that 12% of these people are below the age of 40. And the reason? Unhealthy lifestyle. High blood pressure, high levels of stress, diabetes, poor diet, obesity, lack of exercise and high blood cholesterol and intake of oral contraceptives* increase the risk of stroke and permanent disabilities in both men and women.
Management of Post Covid Mucormycosis/ Black Fungus
Covid 19 is a relatively new disease with fresh and evolving information being known on a dynamic basis. It is observed that some patients are being reported with a dreaded fungi disease called Mucormycosis. Covid associated Mucormycosis (CAM) had been associated with high mortality and morbidity.