Sci/162 Stroke Research Paper

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Stroke By: Tammy Johnson SCI/162 Submitted To: Ms. Goodwin In the paper we will discuss the etiology of strokes, the age and gender it affects, the symptoms of the disease and its treatment. A stroke is defined as the sudden death of brain cells in a localized area due to inadequate blood flow. Stroke happens when part of the brain’s blood flow is interrupted. If there is no blood to supply to the brain then there is no oxygen or nutrients, nor can waste be removed with that result then brain cells begin to die. A stroke can cause paralysis, speech impairment, loss of memory and reasoning ability, coma and even death. A stroke is sometimes referred to as a brain attack or a cerebrovascular attack (CVA). A stroke is a medical emergency…show more content…
Treatment decisions depend on all these issues. Initial treatment for a stroke happens in the hospital. The sooner the patient gets treatment, the better. The worst damage from a stroke often occurs within the first few hours. The faster the patient receives treatment, the less damage will occur. The patient’s treatment will depend on whether the stroke is caused by a blood clot (ischemic) or by bleeding in the brain (hemorrhagic). Treatment focuses on restoring blood flow for an ischemic stroke or controlling bleeding for a hemorrhagic stroke. The doctor will use a computed tomography (CT) scan or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the patient’s head to diagnose the type of stroke they have had. I recommendations the patient should have to avoid a stroke are the following: The patient should know their blood pressure and abnormal heartbeat that can increase stroke risk. The patient needs to stop smoking if they do smoke. Excess weight strains the

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