Today is #WorldStrokeDay

Here are four essential facts about stroke:

1. Stroke is what occurs when blood flow to the brain is obstructed (usually by a blood clot) and the cells in the brain begin to die, or when there is bleeding in the brain.
2. Stroke has a cause. It isn’t just a disease that occurs to anyone. There are actually factors that constitute risk that predisposes a person to stroke.

Some of these factors are:
•High blood pressure
•High salt diet
•Being overweight
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3. Stroke has symptoms. You can actually recognize when a person develops a stroke. Usually, one side of the body is affected. i.e the part of the body controlled by the part of the brain affected. Read more
4. Stroke is a medical emergency.

If you notice any of the symptoms mentioned, you have to present at a hospital very fast to begin treatment. There are important therapies to stop a stroke while it is happening. Click here to read more
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