Strokes are exceedingly common in older adults and yet, very few people actually understand what a stroke actually is. A stroke is described as a ‘brain attack’ and it occurs when the blood supply to an area of the brain is cut off. Blood carries oxygen and essential nutrients around your body, including to your brain, and when this supply is cut off, brain cells can become damaged or can die.
A stroke can impact how your mind and bodywork, impacting both your physical and mental health. There’s a common misconception that strokes only affect seniors when that isn’t the case – strokes are more likely in older people as our arteries narrow as we age and can get blocked more easily but a younger person’s arteries can still get blocked.
There’s a lot more to strokes than people realize, and CLH Healthcare has put together a handy guide to 12 facts about strokes that everyone should know. After all, the key to effectively dealing with any health problem is building awareness.
To view the 12 important stroke facts, CLICK HERE.