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What is a Stroke?

Description of the disease

A stroke is a critical disruption of blood flow to the brain, which can lead to damage to brain cells. It is a serious condition that can cause deterioration of health and even death.


  • Ischemic stroke;
  • Hemorrhagic stroke.


  • Loss of consciousness;
  • Numbness or weakness on one side of the body;
  • Trouble with vision or speech;
  • Headache;
  • Loss of coordination.


Stroke may be caused by an unhealthy lifestyle, hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, alcoholism, obesity.


To diagnose a stroke, computerized tomography of the brain, magnetic resonance imaging, and angiography of the blood vessels are performed.


Treatment of stroke may include medications, physiotherapy, rehabilitation, and surgical intervention.


Prevention of stroke includes healthy eating, an active lifestyle, control of blood pressure and cholesterol, and giving up harmful habits.


Treatment of stroke is carried out by a neurologist or neurosurgeon.

Note: This material is provided for informational purposes only and is not medical advice.