Understanding What Happens With a Stroke

Understanding What Happens With a Stroke

graphic of a person with head painIf you think you may be having a stroke we recommend calling 911 immediately. The blood is constantly flowing through the body and it supplies oxygen and vital nutrients to the far reaches, such as our hands, feet and even our head. Anytime that the flow of blood is blocked in the body in some way or another, it can lead to a difficulty. If the flow of blood that leads to the brain is blocked and interrupted, however, it can be a much more serious and at times, deadly problem. This is an issue that is referred to as a stroke and it is something that is sometimes seen by the medical professionals at Better Faster Urgent Care.

First of all, it is important for you to understand that any problem with a stroke (FAST: Face Arm Speech Time) or even if you are concerned that you are having such a difficulty, it is a medical emergency. It is imperative that you get medical care quickly, because it can make a difference in how much damage occurs within the brain and any future complications that you may be experiencing. The medical professionals at Better Faster Urgent Care can help to diagnose your problem and we have a convenient location in Southlake Texas. If you are suffering from symptoms and are concerned that it may be a more serious problem, you can stop by our office for prompt medical care.

In some cases, a stroke may be a deadly problem but that does not always need to be true. As a matter of fact, there are a number of treatments available which can help to get the blood flowing again and may reduce the amount of damage that occurs when the brain is deprived of oxygen and vital nutrients.

Causes & Risks for Stroke

The cause of this issue was discussed above, as it is a lack of blood flow occurring to the brain. There are different ways that this can occur, however, such as an ischemic stroke, which is a blockage of the blood vessels or a hemorrhagic stroke, which is when one of the blood vessels bursts. There are also what are known as mini strokes, which can also be called a transient ischemic attack (TIA).

There are a number of risk factors for this condition that need to be considered. Many of them are associated with your lifestyle, such as being overweight, sedentary or drinking to excess. You may also be at a greater risk for this difficulty if you smoke cigarettes, have diabetes, suffer from high blood pressure or have obstructive sleep apnea.

The medical professionals at Better Faster Urgent Care are ready to assist you with your medical difficulty. You can stop by our convenient location in Southlake, Texas for the prompt medical care that you need. Our professional staff is well aware of the seriousness of many of the difficulties that you may be facing and will take the action necessary to ensure you get the care that you need.

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