Cerebral Stroke Cerebral Stroke

Cerebral Stroke

A stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition that happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off due to a blockage or bleed of the blood vessels. Strokes are a medical emergency and urgent treatment is essential. The sooner a person receives treatment for a stroke, the less damage is likely to happen.

Symptoms of stroke are as below:

  • Sudden numbness, droopiness or weakness of the face, arm, or leg (one side of the body)
  • Sudden confusion or trouble understanding speech
  • Sudden vision problems in one or both eyes
  • Loss of balance, sudden difficulty walking or coordination
  • Slurred speech


  • High blood pressure
  • Tobacco chewing or smoking
  • Diabetes
  • Heart disease or high cholesterol levels
  • Lack of exercise/sedentary lifestyle
  • Obesity
  • Stress
  • High intake of salt

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I prevent the occurrence of a stroke?
  • Maintain a balanced diet
  • Check blood pressure regularly
  • Get physically active
  • Avoid smoking
How is a stroke diagnosed?

Stoke is usually diagnosed with a physical exam and tests studying images of the brain. Depending on the situation, the doctor opts for any of the 3 tests below: 

  • Blood Tests
  • CT Scan 
  • MRI
  • Cerebral Angiogram
  • Echocardiogram
  • Carotid Ultrasound
What do I do if someone is having a stroke?

If a stroke occurs, damage can be reduced, and future strokes prevented, if treatment is sought as soon as possible. The most important part of stroke treatment is getting it fast. A good way to remember the signs of a stroke to help someone is with the acronym “FAST”;

F – Face drooping to one side or is numb
A – Arm weakness or numbness on one side
S – Speech difficulty, sudden slurred speech or inability to talk
T – Time is vital; call Emergency services immediately
(Meitra 24/7 Emergency helpline: +91 9393 108108)