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Disease project

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Ashley Oconnell

on 3 June 2015

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Disease project
A stroke is a sudden interruption in the blood supply of the brain. Most strokes are caused by abrupt blockage of arteries leading to the brain. Others are caused by bleeding into brain tissue when a blood vessel bursts.
a current treatment in the U.S. is the schemic Stroke Treatment. The only FDA approved treatment for ischemic strokes is tissue plasminogen activator (tPA, also known as IV rtPA, given through an IV in the arm). tPA works by dissolving the clot and improving blood flow to the part of the brain being deprived of blood flow.Apr 1, 2015
risk factors
people with disease diabetes have a higher risk because of their blood pressure and high cholesterol and they could also have other health problem.
Causes of a stroke
When you have a stroke your body doesn't get enough oxygen or nutrients so you lose brain cells. Also blood flow is cut off which is depriving cells of oxygen and glucose from the blood supply.
how to prevent stroke
Don't smoke. If you smoke or use tobacco, quit. ...
Make healthy eating choices. A healthy diet includes a variety of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. ...
Maintain a healthy weight. ...
Be as physically active as you can.
the incidence of a stroke
The incidence is 1 out of 20 deaths. Also high blood pressure contributes to more than 12.7 million strokes worldwide
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