1-Time is brain. During a stroke, 32,000 brain cells per second (1.9 million per minute) die. But if a patient receives timely treatment, the damage can be minimized. So it’s critically important to know the warning signs and symptoms of this disorder.2-One in three Americans can’t name even a single stroke warning sign. These warning signs include sudden: numbness or weakness of the leg, arm or face; confusion or trouble understanding; trouble seeing in one or both eyes; trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination; or severe headache with no known cause.
3-Strokes are surprisingly common in young people. And more young people are showing risk factors for such strokes. Between 532,000 and 852,000 people ages 18 to 44 in the United States have had a this disorder. And between 1995-96 and 2007-08, U.S.4-Strokes are also common in presidents. Ten U.S. presidents likely suffered strokes, according to a study Biller and colleagues published in the Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases.
5-How PHYSICAL relation triggered a stroke. In the Journal of this disorder and Cerebrovascular Diseases, Biller and colleagues described an unusual case of a woman who suffered a stroke during sexual intercourse. Doctors believe a small clot formed in one of the veins in her thigh, broke loose and traveled to the right atrium (upper right pumping chamber).
6-The worst possible stroke. Among the most feared and devastating strokes are ones caused by blockages in the brain’s critical basilar artery system. When not fatal, basilar artery strokes can cause devastating deficits, including head-to-toe paralysis called “locked-in syndrome,” according to a review article in MedLink Neurology by Biller and colleagues.
7-Neck manipulation may be associated with stroke. Treatments that involve neck manipulation may be associated with strokes, according to an American Heart Association Scientific Statement written by Biller and other leading stroke experts. A small tear in a neck artery, called a cervical dissection, is among the most common causes of strokes in young and middle-aged adults. A dissection can lead to a blood clot that travels to the brain and triggers a stroke. Sudden movements that hyperextend or rotate the neck can cause a cervical dissection. Some maneuvers used by health practitioners also extend and rotate the neck.