A stroke is caused by bleeding in the brain or a blocked blood vessel.
Sometimes a stroke can develop gradually, but usually strokes occur suddenly with few warning signs.A person having a stroke is not getting enough oxygen to the brain. Brain cells begin dying within minutes from the lack of oxygen.brain during a stroke
The effects of a stroke can be severe and long lasting, so it’s important to know early on if someone is having a stroke. The sooner a stroke is detected and treated, the better chance a person has at recovery.
Our patient handout details the warning signs of stroke, the importance of fast-acting stroke treatment, and ways to prevent the occurrence.