A loss of blood flow to part of the brain. Strokes are caused by blood clots or broken blood vessels in the brain, and result in damage to a section of brain tissue. Symptoms include dizziness, numbness, weakness on one side of the body, and problems with talking or understanding language. The chance (risk) of stroke is increased by high blood pressure, older age, smoking, diabetes, high cholesterol, heart disease, a family history of stroke, and a build-up of fatty material inside the coronary arteries (atherosclerosis). See also nih publication: know stroke. Know the signs. Act in time. Http://www.Ninds.Nih.Gov/disorders/stroke/knowstroke.Htm
This is a short summary article. For quality control, we do not encourage or allow strangers to edit the content.