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of Stroke

The Stroke Association defines a stroke as what happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off, killing brain cells.


Damage to the brain can affect how the body works. It can also change how you think and feel. The effects of a stroke depend on where it takes place in the brain and how big the damaged area is.​


They provide a lot of helpful information on strokes. I've included a link to their site in my helpful bits and bobs section          


There are three different types of stroke. Below I have laid out the definitions of each as shown on The Stroke Association website


The charity "Different Strokes" is also helpful and aims to support young stroke survivors.

ISCHAEMIC - An ischaemic stroke is caused by a blockage cutting off the blood supply to the brain. This is the most common type of stroke.

HEMORRHAGIC A hemorrhagic stroke is caused by bleeding in or around the brain.

TRANSIENT ISCHEMIC ATTACK - A transient ischemic attack or TIA is also known as a mini-stroke. It is the same as a stroke, except that the symptoms only last for a short amount of time. This is because the blockage that stops the blood from getting to your brain is temporary.

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