What is brain stroke?

Brain stroke is also known as “Brain Attack”. A stroke occurs when a person’s brain cells are damaged caused by the blockage of blood flow or rupture of an artery of the brain. As a result, the affected area cannot work properly which might result in an inability to move one or more limbs of the body, inability to understand or formulate speech, or an inability to see one or more side of the visual field.

Brain stroke is of two types:

  • Ischemic Stroke: Ischemic strokes are those when clots block the blood flow to the brain cells. These clots can form anywhere in brain’s blood vessels that lead to the brain.
  • Hemorrhagic stroke: Hemorrhagic Strokes are those when a blood vessel in the brain breaks or ruptures. The result is blood seeping into the brain tissue, causing damage to brain cells.