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Dr. Ajaya N Jha
Institute of Neurosciences

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The brain is the centre of the nervous system in all living beings. It is located in the head, usually close to the primary sensory organs for such senses as vision, hearing, balance, taste and smell. The human brain is the most complex organ of the body. Human brain is estimated to contain 15-33 billion cells. These cells communicate with all the parts of the body.

A stroke is a condition in which the brain cells die due to sudden lack of blood supply and oxygen.

  • Ischemic stroke
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Haemorrhagic stroke

Ischemic stroke is by far the most common kind of stroke, accounting for about 88 percent of all strokes.

Risks factors
  • Over 55 years of age
  • Male
  • A family history of stroke
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol

A stroke can sometimes cause temporary or permanent disabilities, depending on how long the brain suffers a lack of blood flow and which part was affected.

To determine the most appropriate treatment for your stroke, your emergency team needs to evaluate the type of stroke you're having and the areas of your brain affected by the stroke. They also need to rule out other possible causes of your symptoms, such as a brain tumour or a drug reaction.

Emergency treatment for stroke depends on whether you're having an ischemic stroke blocking an artery, the most common kind or a haemorrhagic stroke involving bleeding into the brain.

Following emergency treatment, stroke care focuses on helping you regain your strength, recover as much function as possible and return to independent living.

Medanta secondary SPC will take care of the patients who have already suffered any kind of above mentioned strokes and efforts will be directed to prevent them from having any further strokes. It will also adopt strategies to reduce the burden of the family in dealing with their member with stroke.

A stroke is a life-changing event that can affect your emotional well-being as much as your physical function. You may experience feelings of helplessness, frustration, depression and apathy. You may also have mood changes and a diminished sex drive.

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