1: A stroke is the sudden death of a part of the brain cells due to a lack of oxygen. It occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted or reduced resulting in a abnormal function of the brain. It's caused by a blockage or rupture of an artery to the brain.
2: !Facts about a stroke 1. Some symptoms are trouble with speaking, understanding, or seeing. 2. You can experience severe headaches, vomiting, dizziness, unconsciousness, or numbness on one side of your body or face. #3. A stroke can cause loss of muscle movement, difficulty talking or swallowing, pain, changes in behavior, and memory loss. 4. Early action can minimize brain damage. 5. Some factors that can put you at risk are family history, being 55 or older, high blood pressure,high cholesterol, diabetes and being overweight.
3: Strokes can sometimes be prevented 1. control high blood pressure 2. don't smoke or use other tobacco products 3. control your blood sugar