The affect of strokes on the body can range between mild dizziness or slight numbness to impaired speech and loss of motor control. Major strokes can block blood flow to the brain to the point where the brain becomes impaired. Once the brain shuts down, it is no longer sending signals to the parts of the body that require brain operation to function. This can impair heart function, which can lead to death in the matter of a few minutes. According the American Heart Association’s posted statistics in Chapter 12 of this week’s reading, out of more than 6.5 million Americans suffer from strokes each year, roughly 150,000 die as a result from the damage.
Some of the leading causes of CVA are: -High Blood Pressure -Diabetes -Drug Use -Alcohol Abuse -Obesity Statistics say: -35%-50% of people with high blood pressure are at risk of having a stroke. -People diagnosed with diabetes mellitus are 2 to 3 times more likely to have a stroke. -10% recover almost completely. -25% recover with minor impairment. -40% require special care.
INTRODUCTION Stroke or brain attack is the sudden loss of neurological function caused by an interruption of blood flow to the brain. Stroke is the third leading cause of death. There are two type of stroke commonly affected among people. A. Ischemic Stroke - Is the most common type affecting individuals - Lack of blood supply to the brain can be caused by thrombosis or embolism. It also may due to a hemorrhage.
If the surface of the plaques break or rupture, blood cells, called platelets will clump or clot at that site to try and repair the artery. The clot or clump can block the artery which can lead to heart attack. There are several risk factors associated with CAD and could possibly build up on each other and make CAD an even greater risk. First, Men have a greater risk of CAD than women, although women’s risk of getting CAD increase after they go through menopause. As you get older, your age increases the risk of narrowed and damaged arteries, which of course leads to CAD.
You are twice as likely to have another seizure if you have a known brain injury or other type of brain abnormality. If you do have two seizures, there's about an 80% chance that you'll have more. If your first seizure occurred at the time of an injury or infection in the brain, you are more likely to develop epilepsy than if you had not had a seizure in that situation. More seizures are also likely if your doctor finds abnormalities on a neurological examination; a set of tests of the functioning of your nervous system that is performed in the doctor's office. Another thing that can help your doctor predict whether you will have more seizures is an EEG, electroencephalogram (e-LEK-tro-en-SEF-uh-LOG-ram), a test in which wires attached to your scalp record your brain waves.
Rather than reverse the problems they purport to fix, these unwarranted procedures can often lead to greater health problems and even death. A 1995 report by Milliman & Robertson, Inc. concluded that nearly 60 percent of all surgeries performed are medically unnecessary, according to Under The Influence of Modern Medicine by Terry A. Rondberg. Some of the most major and frequently performed unnecessary surgeries include hysterectomies, Cesarean sections and coronary artery bypass surgeries. Coronary bypasses are the most common unnecessary surgeries in America In a nation plagued by heart disease, it often seems that the knee-jerk reaction of American doctors is to treat heart problems with surgery. However, many of the heart surgeries performed each year are unnecessary procedures that could be putting the patients' lives at greater risk.
It is caused by nerve cells dying in certain areas of the brain and the connections between the affected nerve cells deteriorate. As the conditions affecting only or primarily the neurons of the brain, causes gradual but irreversible loss of functions of these cells, Memory loss is one of the earliest symptoms of this disease. Vascular dementia is caused by damage to the brain through deprivation of oxygenated blood causing part or all of the affected area to die. (Series of strokes) Conditions that can cause
A stroke can be hemorrhagic, ischemic, or embolic in origin. Hemorrhagic strokes occur when a cerebral blood vessel ruptures, resulting in bleeding into the brain tissue called intracerebral hemorrhage (Bauer, 2008). Ischemic strokes occur when a cerebral vessel, or any of the vessels that supply any part of the brain, narrows or loses pressure and deprives the brain of vital oxygen and nutrients. Embolic stroke is the most prevalent, and results from cerebral ischemia secondary to a blockage of a vessel by an embolus (Collins, 2007). Symptoms of strokes vary widely and are broadly grouped.
If smoking is the leading cause of one of the leading causes of death, it surprises me that people still do it. Stroke, accidents, Alzheimer’s disease and diabetes are the causes of death in the middle of the list. A stroke happens when blood flow to a part of the brain stops. Stroke can have permanent damage on a person causing that person to lose their ability to speak or move like they used to, it can also be fatal. Accidents or unintentional injuries are getting more and more common.
The Treatment of Auditory Comprehension in Aphasia SLP 6020 Language Disorders in Adults November 1, 2012 INTRODUCTION Auditory Comprehension (AC) is the understanding of a spoken language. When the brain endures a stroke, auditory modalities are damaged thus resulting in Aphasia. Categories of words, particularly semantic categories, materialize as the most prevalent dilemma in AC in aphasia. People with Aphasia (PWA) usually have epidemiological factors pending functions of various diseases and thus determining the pattern of incidence for the cerebrovascular accident (Hedge, 2008). Hedge reports that strokes occur every forty-five seconds and more than 300,000 people suffer a permanent disability yearly.