Strokes are dangerous health problems when the blood flow to the brain is stopped. Some symptoms of a stroke sudden numbness, weak or paralysis on one side of the body, loss of speech, sudden nausea, dizziness, blurred vision, loss of balance, sudden headache, person has difficulty swallowing and talking. Some people strokes affect are overweight people, and older people. Ways to prevent a stroke are exercising, eating healthy, certain drugs that keep vessels open, and some neuroprotective agents.
Some treatments for stroke are drugs that improve the flow of blood to the brain and neuroprotective agents help. There are two different types of strokes. Hemmorrhagic stroke is when the aterie breaks and blood leaks out, the ischemic stroke is when a blood clot blocks blood flow to the brain. The risk factors of a stroke are family history, high blood pressure, athersclerosis(hardening of arteries), high levels of fat in the blood stream, sleep disorders, high homocystenine levels, age, and certain life style behaviors. How people manage strokes are physical pherapy mostly and some other steps to help.

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Works Cited

Kelly, Evelyn B. "Stroke and Related Disorders." Diseases and Disorders. Marshall Cavendish Digital, 2009. Web. 21 December 2009. <>

Taylor, Robert. Strokes. New York: Thomson Gale, 2007.