A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is interrupted, causing damage to nearly two million brain cells every minute. "Time is brain" during a stroke, so a patient needs to get help as quickly as possible from medical professionals highly trained in diagnosis and treatment.
There are three types of strokes:
Each type of stroke can have different warning signs and symptoms, occur in different areas of the brain, and can result in differing outcomes.
Strokes can happen to anyone, at any age. But your chance of having a stroke increases if you have certain risk factors, some of which can be changed or managed.
Up to 80% of strokes can be prevented through risk factor management. There are several steps you can take to reduce your risk for stroke:
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