Stroke is caused by bleeding or a blocked blood vessel in the brain. There are two types of strokes, which includes ischemic stroke caused by a blood clot in the train, and hemorrhagic stroke caused by a broken blood vessel. Signs and symptoms include numbness and/or weakness of one or both sides of the face, arm, or leg, sudden confusion or trouble speaking, a severe headache, vision problems, dizziness or loss of balance, and difficulty walking. If caught early, acute stroke treatments can attempt to dissolve the blood clot or stop bleeding. Additional treatments include post-stroke rehabilitation to overcome disabilities, and blood thinners.
Organizations exist to help and support those dealing with stroke in their lives.