Stroke

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What is a Stroke?

When the blood supply to the brain is blocked.

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What causes a Stroke?

  • A burst blood vessel in the brain
  • A blood clot
  • Blockage in the blood vessels inside the brain
  • Blood clot formed in a main artery in the brain
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What are the Symptoms of a Stroke?

  • Face is dropped on one side
  • Unable to lift arm and keep it there
  • Sudden loss of vision
  • Slurred speech
  • Complete paralysis on one side of the body
  • Problems with balance
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What Treatment is Available for a Stroke?

  • MRI scans
  • ACE inhibitors
  • Swallowing screening
  • 'Clot busting' medicine
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What are the Impacts of a Stroke?

EMOTIONAL

  • Depression

PHYSICAL

  • Difficulties walking
  • Paralysis
  • Stiff muscles
  • Vision muscles

INTELLECTUAL

  • Problems with memory
  • Lack of attention

SOCIAL

  • Social isolation
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What are the Lifestyle Changes for a Stroke?

  • Become more dependant on others
  • Adjustments to work hours
  • Attend physiotherapy
  • Take prescribed medication
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