A stroke happens when a blood vessel in the brain either becomes blocked (Ischemic) or begins bleeding (Hemorrhagic), both of which can cause severe damage to the brain and even death.
Stroke is actually ranked fifth as a cause of death in the U.S. It is also very preventable with exercise, watching your salt intake and keeping your weight at a healthy level. A stroke can happen to anyone at anytime, and if it doesn’t kill you, it might cause serious physical and mental damage like paralysis, difficulty thinking or understanding others, and blindness. Unfortunately, the signs of a stroke can often masquerade as other things that we might dismiss.