A stroke brain attack occurs when blood supply to part the brain is interrupted. As a result, the brain cells do not get enough oxygen and nutrients and begin to die within a few minutes. This can cause long lasting brain damage, disability or even death.
Strokes are of 2 types:
Certain factors increase the risk of getting a brain stroke. These include:
Stroke signs and symptoms occur very quickly and require immediate attention and treatment. Common signs and symptoms to look out for include:
Stroke diagnosis is made based on the symptoms, medical history and physical examination of the patient that involves checking for numbness, coordination, mental alertness, vision and clarity of speech. Imaging tests such as a CT or MRI scan may be done to assess the cause and damage done.
Stroke treatment depends on the type of stroke and includes drugs and/or surgery.
There are certain factors that need to be kept in mind during stroke management until medical care is given. These include:
The Centre for Neurosciences at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital, Indore houses some of the best stroke treatment doctors in Indore. The Centre is capable of handling different types of conditions arising out of nervous system disorders. Top neurosurgeons with many years of expertise provide treatment at par with international standards.