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Word Stroke Day 2017

What is a brain attack (stroke) ?

A brain attack occurs when your brain experiences either loss or reduced supply of blood, starving brain tissue of oxygen and food. Because of such a compromised flow of blood, brain cells begin to die resulting in a stroke, which is a medical emergency requiring prompt treatment. Early action can minimize brain damage and potential complications.

Prevalence of brain attack

Also known as stroke, is the leading cause of acquired disability and the third leading cause of death in India. Stroke kills more women than breast cancer and one person is stricken by a brain attack ever 45 seconds. One in every six people have a stroke in their lifetime worldwide…women being more prone to it then men. Worryingly, of the 2 million stroke patients in India, 20 to 30 per cent are under the age of 45

Diagnosis

To determine the most appropriate treatment for your stroke, our super-specialists identify the nature of your stroke and the areas of the brain affected. Starting with a physical examination your doctor may use several advanced tests to determine your risk of stroke, including blood tests and scans. Brains is equipped with the state-of-the-art in stroke diagnostics.

Treatment

Super specialists at Brains work with cutting edge technology to diagnose and effectively treat all types of brain attacks (stroke). Its latest acquisition, the Ziehm mobile fluoroscopy machine, enables non-invasive brain and spine surgery with unprecedented levels of sophistication and accuracy. Brains is the only hospital in the country to be equipped with this technology and is also the only one in Bangalore to offer Level-3 Stroke Care 24/7.

Brain attack: Types & Symptoms

A brain attack can be triggered when an artery supplying blood to the brain is blocked or by a rupture of blood vessels in the brain. Symptoms:

  • Arm or leg weakness
  • Loss of sensations (numb) on one of body
  • Seeing problem in one or both eyes (vision)
  • Loss of balancing/walking difficulty
  • Understanding and speaking difficulty
  • Dizziness
  • Worst ever headache of life