Cerebrovascular accident (CVA) is the medical term for a stroke. A stroke is when blood flow to a part of your brain is stopped either by a blockage or the rupture of a blood vessel.
Stroke is a deadly sickness if not given the necessary attention. Sometimes, irrespective of substantial medical care given it still take people to their grave. Mild stroke is commonly treatable if the qualified physician and care is seen and adhered to early.
There are many risk factors for having a stroke, including diabetes, atrial fibrillation, and hypertension (high blood pressure).
Early detection of the condition can help treat or prevent this condition. Some people experience similar signs and symptoms of stroke which can last for not more than five minutes. This is referred to as Mini-stroke.
The following are Signs and Symptoms of Stroke;
- Sudden difficulty in speech
- Eye problems
- Unexpected dizziness, loss of balance or coordination, or walking challenges
- Weakness of the muscle of the face or numbness of the arm or leg, especially on one side of the body
- Severe headache without a clear cause
- Very prone to misunderstanding when someone speaks
Immediately one discovers any of these signs and symptoms qualified physician must be seen.
Preventive measures for stroke are;
- Maintain normal blood pressure- Regular checkup will help
- Intake of less fatty food
- Abstain from smoking, and drinking alcohol
- Control diabetes- Regular checkup will help
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Frequent exercise
- Eat a food rich in vegetables and fruits