April 4, 2019
According to the latest WHO data published in 2017, Stroke Deaths in Malaysia reached 15,642 or 11.31% of total deaths.
Stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of your brain is interrupted or reduced, depriving brain tissue of oxygen and nutrients. Within minutes, brain cells begin to die.
A stroke is a medical emergency. Prompt treatment is crucial. Early action can minimize brain damage and potential complications.
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Watch for these signs and symptoms if you think you or someone else may be having a stroke. Pay attention to when the signs and symptoms begin. The length of time they have been present can affect your treatment options:
A stroke can sometimes cause temporary or permanent disabilities, depending on how long the brain lacks blood flow and which part was affected. Complications may include:
The treatment of stroke depends on the type of stroke – Ischemic or Hemorrhagic stroke, mainly with medication and surgical intervention.