A stroke is a medical condition in which poor blood flow to the brain results in cell death. It occurs in both men and women, but the mortality rate is bigger in women. When you reach 55-years of age, the risk of suffering a stroke doubles each ten years.
There are 2 types of strokes. An Ischemic stroke is a stroke caused by lack of blood flow and hemorrhagic, which is caused by bleeding. Both strokes result in part of the brain not functioning properly. It’s a really serious and often fatal condition. Even if it’s nonfatal, it can leave you paralyzed, severely debilitated or unable to communicate.
Strokes, and many other cardiovascular diseases, are almost impossible to detect in time. The body sometimes sends signals of a possible stroke that you shouldn’t ignore.
Here are the 8 signs that you shouldn’t ignore:
- High blood pressure
- Stiff neck
- Severe headache
- Numbness on one side of the body
- Neck issues
- Sudden fatigue
- Difficulty walking and raising your hands
- Sudden vertigo and body weakness