Types of Stroke

Types of Stroke

Stroke is a disease that affects the arteries leading to and within the brain. This disease occurs when a blood vessel that carries oxygen and nutrients to the brain is either blocked by a clot or bursts. When that happens, part of the brain cannot get the blood it needs, so it and brain cells die.

The type of stroke you have affects your treatment and recovery. The three main types of stroke are:

1. Ischemic stroke

This occurs when a blood vessel that supplies the brain becomes clogged and impairs the blood flow to part of the brain. Within minutes of lack of oxygen and nutrients, the brain cells and tissues start to die. Ischemic stroke is divided into two groups:

  • Thrombotic strokes – are caused by a blood clot that develops in the blood vessels inside the brain.
  • Embolic strokes – are caused by a blood clot or plaque debris that develops elsewhere in the body and then travels to one of the blood vessels in the brain through the bloodstream.

2. Hemorrhagic stroke

This occurs when a blood vessel that supplies the brain ruptures and bleeds. When an artery bleeds into the brain, brain cells and tissues do not get oxygen and nutrients. Also, pressure builds up in surrounding tissues, and irritation and swelling occur, which leads to further brain damage. Hemorrhagic stroke is divided into two categories:

  • Intracerebral hemorrhage – bleeding is from the blood vessels within the brain.
  • Subarachnoid hemorrhage – bleeding is in the subarachnoid space.

3. Transient ischemic attack

This is sometimes called a mini-stroke. Transient ischemic attack or TIA is different from the major types of strokes. It is because blood flow to the brain is blocked for only a short period and usually no more than 5 minutes. 

obese woman

Major Risk Factors for Stroke

Anyone can have a stroke at any age, but your risk of having stroke increases if you have certain risk factors. Risk factors for stroke that can be changed, treated, or medically managed:

What You Can Do To Prevent Stroke

You can help prevent stroke by making healthy lifestyle choices. Choosing a healthy meal can help you prevent stroke. Be sure to eat plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Eating foods low in saturated fats, trans fat, and cholesterol and high in fiber can help prevent high cholesterol. Limiting salt in your diet can also lower your blood pressure. High cholesterol and high blood pressure increase your chances of having a stroke.

Diet Program 

HCG Diet Program consists of a very low-calorie diet. The HCG diet takes into account metabolic and hormonal issues which can often lead to weight gain. It can address your body’s needs and delivers noticeable, long-lasting results with added benefits. In addition, it offers you benefits beyond weight loss which can greatly improve your overall wellness. Here are the top benefits the HCG diet program offers you:

  • Boost your energy 
  • Lower your cholesterol 
  • Balance your hormone levels 
  • Suppress your hunger 

About Edward Mallorca

Related Blogs

  • COVID-19 in Obese People

    COVID-19 in Obese People

  • Importance of Phase 3 of the HCG Diet

    Importance of Phase 3 of the HCG Diet

  • Phase 2 Approved HCG Diet Food List

    Phase 2 Approved HCG Diet Food List

  • HCG Diet Phase 1

    HCG Diet Phase 1

Metabolic Syndrome