What is a stroke and can one be prevented?

Medically referred to as a cerebrovascular accident (CVA) or cerebrovascular insult (CVI), a stroke is the loss of brain function due to a disturbance in blood supply to the brain. This disturbance is due to either ischemia (lack of blood flow) or hemorrhage.

Here's how to identify a stroke as and when it happens and what to do:

Image from strokefoundation.com.au

Following the untimely death of Primedia finance staffer Amina Dangor, John Robbie had Dr. Lynn Katsoulis to give more details on strokes, who can have one and some measures one can take to avoid them:

Remember to act F.A.S.T. - check the Face, Arms, Slurring of Speech and act Timeously by calling for help.

Article by: Tando Ntunja

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