STROKE.

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What is the defintion of a stroke?
Interruption or blockage of the blood supply to the brain.
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What two stypes of strokes are there?
1. Ischaemic = A blood clot. 2. Hamorrhagic = A blood vessel burts and bleeds on the brain.
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What are the causes of a stroke?
1. Family history. 2. Ethnicity. 3. Age (older).
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What are the risk factors of having a stroke?
1. Obesity. 2. Having high blood pressure. 3. Having high cholesterol.
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What are the symptoms of a stroke?
1. Numbeness on one side of the body. 2. Slurred speech. 3. Difficulty finding words. 4. Loss of sight. 5. Servere headache. 6. Confusion.
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What treatment is there for a stroke?
1. MRI/CT scan. 2. Ace inhibitors. 3. Anticoagulants. 4. Statins. 5. Carotid Endarterectomy surgery. 6. Craniotomy. 7. Swallowing screening.
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What are the physical impacts of a stroke?
1. Speech difficulty. 2. Muscle weakness on one side of the body. 3. Difficulty doing daily tasks. 4. Fatigue. 5. Paralysis.
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what are the intellectual impacts of a stroke?
1. Problems with short term memory. 2. Slower memory. 3. Attention difficulty. 4. Problems with perception. 5. Inability with identifying what needs attending to.
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What are the emotional impacts of a stroke?
1. Depression. 2. Frustration at being unable to do certain tasks. 3. Embarrassment of apperance.
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What are the social impacts of a stroke?
1. Difficulties with others in communication. 2. Social isolation. 3. Develop a relationship with carer. 4. Support groups.
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What are the financial impacts of a stroke?
1. Time off work. 2. Individual can qualify for benefits.
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