Lavern Davidhizar, DO
What is a Stroke? (Types, Signs, Symptoms, and Risk Factors)
Stroke is the main cause of long-term and serious disability and over six million
people have survived one in the United States alone.
What is a Stroke?
Strokes happen when there is a blockage of oxygen-rich blood flow to a section of
your brain. After several minutes of not getting enough oxygen, your brain cells
begin dying. When your brain begins to suddenly bleed and the cells of it are
damaged, this can also lead to stroke.