What is a Stroke?
Strokes are one of the world’s leading causes of death and disability and are responsible for nearly 1/3rd of all deaths in India.A stroke is also called a brain attack and occurs when the flow of blood to the brain is stopped due to a clot or the bursting of a vessel. To operate smoothly, brain cells require a continuous flow of oxygen and glucose absorbed from the blood stream. In case of a stroke, the cells die due to lack of these vital elements, causing damage to the brain. This medical condition can leave a lasting damage to the body, as it directly affects the brain, and may even lead to death in some cases.
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