Many of us think that a stroke suddenly occurs out of nowhere, which is also partly true. But often your body gives away certain signals that let you know that you are not doing so well. Memorize these signals to be able to act quickly.
What exactly is a stroke?
A stroke often occurs when a certain part of the brain is left without blood. The brain cells no longer receive oxygen and die quickly. This causes slight to severe damage to the parts of the brain that mainly control the muscles and memory. The severity of a stroke depends on the area of the brain that is left without blood. If you think you have symptoms, go straight to your doctor or to the hospital.
On the next page we have described a number of risk factors and how you can recognize a stroke!