Archive for February 25, 2016
Unfortunately, heart disease is a problem plaguing a large facet of our nation. In fact, at least 49% of Americans have either high LDL cholesterol, high blood pressure, or smoke — these are all risk factors for heart disease. Heart disease can cause heart attacks and stroke.
What is a stroke?
There are two types of stroke:
Ischemic Stroke Similar to a heart attack, ischemic strokes happen within the blood vessels of the brain. During this kind of stroke, clots can form within the brain’s blood vessels. Approximately 80% of all strokes are ischemic.
The second kind of stroke is called hemmorhagic strokes, and occur when blood vessels in the brain break or rupture. In result, blood seeps into the tissue, ultimately causing damage to brain cells