Stroke Foundation Online

Stroke Foundation: Stroke is a sudden loss of consciousness resulting when the rupture or occlusion of a blood vessel leads to oxygen lack in the brain. A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is stopped by a blood clot, which is usually a side effect of damaged blood vessels. When the brain does not receive oxygen from blood flow, there is a rapid rate of cell death that occurs and can manifest into mental or physical disability depending on how long the stroke goes untreated.

Stroke Foundation: Stroke is a major cause of death in the United States, and senior citizens are especially prone to experiencing a stroke and some of the long-term effects that can result. Stroke Symptoms like weakness in the face or leg, usually on one side of the body, inability to see in one or both of the eyes, trouble in walking or maintaining balance. To prevent stroke is to keep control blood pressure and manage diabetes under control and avoid smoking.