Common Causes For Stroke And Their Effects

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Running Head: COMMON CAUSES FOR STROKE AND THEIR EFFECTS 1 Common causes for Stroke and their effects Cindy Weisser Jefferson Community College COMMON CAUSES FOR STROKE AND THEIR EFFECTS 2 Abstract After reading this essay you will gain valuable knowledge of some common causes of stroke in the human body and how a stroke can affect you. Becoming aware of what can cause a stroke can empower you in ways of preventing some things in which you have control in order to lower your risk for stroke. COMMON CAUSES FOR STROKE AND THEIR EFFECTS 3 There are a number of leading killers in America today. Some can be prevented, others maybe not or possibly have genetic predisposition that make it inevitable. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Stroke is the third leading cause of death in American today when in fact 80% if strokes are preventable. Women fall victim to Strokes more often than men. There are several causes that lead to a stroke which can have many devastating effects including death. A stroke is when the flow of blood to the brain is interrupted in an artery or vessel. The lack of blood flow prevents oxygen to the brain and death of brain cells begins which results in brain damage. Depending on where the stroke begins can determine how severe the damage is and what parts of the body are affected. What effects a stroke has on someone is dependent on the type of stroke it is and what area the blockage effects. Depending on what part of the brain is affected by the lack of blood flow it may effect speech, motor coordination, swallowing and can even leave some parts of the body paralyzed. Some of the effects can sometimes be rehabilitated but not necessarily in all cases. While there are several things that can cause a stroke the three main causes would be High Blood Pressure, High Cholesterol and

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