According to How to Fight Heart Disease and Win, a stroke occurs when a vessel bursts or is clogged by a blood clot or some other particle. Because of the rupture, a part of your brain doesn’t get the flow of blood it needs.
Within just a few minutes, nerve cells in that part of the brain die and the part of your body that the cells control also dies. Because dead brain cells aren’t replaceable, the effects of a stroke are often permanent.
Since prevention is better than cure, lookout for these warning signs of a stroke and seek treatment as soon as possible.
If you notice any of these five signs, you might have a stroke coming your way
If you notice one or more of these symptoms, get to a hospital immediately. Remember, in the case of a stroke, every second really does count. Treatment is more effective if provided soon after a stroke occurs.