Your Health Online | The Causes And Effects Of Strokes

Strokes are caused by a lack of oxygen to the appropriate area of the brain. Oxygen is of course carried through the body via the blood. A stroke is a medical emergency as it can cause numerous types of complications and even death.

A stroke is the leading cause of disability in the United States and Europe. The effects of strokes can range in severity from extremely mild to paralysis. The affliction is limited to one side of the body – the side opposite the side of the brain that was oxygen deprived.

With some stroke victims that are affected in the limbs, they may still retain some control of their arms and legs. However, in some cases their muscles may shake so badly that the sufferer requires assistance with even the simplest of tasks.

He may not be able to keep his balance well enough to walk and therefore may need a wheelchair.

Symptoms of strokes usually come on very suddenly and seemingly without cause. Face weakness, arm dangling, and abnormal speech are the usual early signs of a stroke, but they can include any or all of the following:

• Brief loss of consciousness
• Dizziness or loss of balance
• Difficulty speaking or understanding others
• Sudden weakness or numbness of face, arm, etc. (particularly on one side of body)
• Intense headache that comes on suddenly and unexplained
• Sudden nausea
• Blurred or dimmed vision

After these basic symptoms are noted the patient will be in an emergency room and at that time he/she will likely be assessed for the following:

• Inability to move tongue from side to side or to protrude it
• Inability to turn head to one side
• Altered smell, taste, hearing, or vision
• Altered breathing or heart rate
• Decreased reflexes and sensations
• Problems with balance

Just as with other health matters, prevention is always the best way to deal with strokes. And the way to prevent a stroke is much like the way you would prevent heart disease or in general, live a healthy lifestyle. First of all you need to control your blood pressure.

You also need to insure that your diet is nutritious and healthy, including being low in salt, cholesterol and alcohol, but rich in potassium. Regular exercise is advised and of course, smoking is frowned on.

The effects of stroke can affect victims in various ways, including physically, emotionally, mentally, or even a combination of any two or all three.

The resulting dysfunctions are related to the areas of the brain that have been damaged. If severe enough, the stroke can result in coma or even death.

Warren Tattersall has been a full time nutritional consultant for over a decade and works with people all over the work to help them improve their health, increase their personal energy levels and to use supplements to assist with diet related health issues.

This site has many helpful tips about nutrition and free health plans to reduce your high blood pressure and help you with a healthy heart. Not only will you get valuable cardiovascular problems health tips about fish oil for cardiovascular health, but you can also get free A-Z of Heart Health ebook download from

To have a free personal consultation with him to learn how incorporating nutritional supplements may improve your health concerns just visit “The Health Success Site” and download the free health report available there, or email to request a personal one-on-one consultation by email or phone.

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Submit *YOUR* health story.

Back-to-Directory BACK TO “Your Health Online”
the A to Z directory of dealing with Health Problems & Self Care Strategies for natural remedies to your health issues.

Subscribe to get your weekly "Health Success Magazine" with a new complete & comprehensive Health Report in every edition!

to “Your Health Success”
our weekly F’R’E’E’ Newsletter

If you would like a free no-obligation private consultation or to contact Warren Tattersall for more information, please click here >> Contact Us

We wish you well in your search for healthy diet solutions and your movement towards better health in all areas.
Click the books above to learn more about how we treat CFS naturally, to get your life back!

You will find many assorted Health Reports available for download free to you on this website!

Our free Health Success Reports are each available for you to download when you subscribe to receive them and their 7 part eCourse.

You can unsubscribe at any time, but we are sure you will want to receive all the email lessons of these informative ecourses.

Read more HERE to select the REPORT subjects of most interest (or concern) to you.