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First, some definitions: Ischemic strokes occur when a blood clot obstructs a vessel that supplies blood to the brain. They account for 87 percent of all strokes. Hemorrhagic strokes occur when a weakened section of blood vessel bursts and leaks blood into the brain. They account for 13 percent of all strokes but 40 percent of all stroke deaths. Some people will get a warning, called a transient ischemic attack (TIA), or ministroke, before having a full stroke. A TIA is a stroke that spontaneously resolves itself. Approximately 40 percent of people who have a TIA will go on to have a full stroke, often within five days. Strokes are the fifth-leading cause of death and the No. 1 cause of disability in the U.S. But the good news is that up to 80 percent of all strokes can be prevented through proper nutrition, exercise, smoking cessation and the treatment of underlying risk factors, such as high blood pressure and high cholesterol. See what's going on inside the blood vessels before, during and after a stroke so you can learn how to protect yourself. WHAT'S HAPPENING: ISCHEMIC STROKE BEFORE: Blood vessel in the brain becomes narrow because of plaque buildup. DURING: Blood clot forms at the site of the plaque buildup or in the heart and travels to the site of the buildup in the brain and gets stuck. Blood supply is reduced or cut off beyond the blockage. Without adequate blood (and oxygen), brain cells begin to die. AFTER: Depending on how long blood flow was suspended, the parts of the body controlled by the areas of the brain where oxygen was deprived may be disabled. Function may return with time and rehabilitation. WHAT'S HAPPENING: HEMORRHAGIC STROKE BEFORE: A section of blood vessel in the brain becomes weak or balloons out (aneurysm) because of age, high blood pressure or congenital defect. DURING: The weakened section of blood vessel bursts and blood leaks into the brain, causing swelling and pressure, which leads to cell and tissue death. AFTER: Depending on how long the pressure persisted, the parts of the body controlled by the areas of the brain where cell and tissue death occurred may be disabled. Function may return with time and rehabilitation. STROKE SYMPTOMS SUDDEN NUMBNESS OR WEAKNESS in the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body. Sudden CONFUSION or difficulty speaking or understanding. SUDDEN DIFFICULTY SEEING IN ONE OR BOTH EYES. SUDDEN DIFFICULTY WALKING OR DIZZINESS, loss of balance or lack of coordination. DOWNLOAD Free Caregiving Guide The National Stroke Association put together a helpful resource for caregivers called the "Careliving Guide." Go to stroke.org and search "careliving guide." Sudden SEVERE HEADACHE with no known cause. WINTE R 2016 45 http://www.stroke.org

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