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Understanding Strokes - Chapter Summary
This chapter goes over the different types of strokes that can occur, examining what causes them as well as the recovery process undergone by those who suffer from them. You'll also learn about related symptoms and possible treatment options. By the end of the chapter you'll have strengthened your grasp on:
- How to recognize a stroke
- What you can anticipate after a stroke has occurred
- Causes, treatments and stages of recovery for a brain stem stroke
- How cryptogenic strokes are defined and what can cause them
- Basal ganglia stroke prognosis and possible sources
- How an eye stroke is treated and its symptoms
- Describing embolic and cerebellar strokes and understanding their risk factors
- Distinguishing thrombotic strokes and their symptoms
- Average recovery time, causes and prognosis of lacunar strokes
1. Difference Between a Stroke & a Seizure
Are you able to tell the difference between a stroke and a seizure? Both disorders affect the nervous system. However, the type of affect they have on the nervous system is different. Continue reading to discover how a stroke is different from a seizure.
2. What Causes a Brain Stem Stroke?
Imagine not being able to move anything but your eyes, ever again. Scary, right? That may be caused by a brain stem stroke. Find out what causes them.
3. What is a Cryptogenic Stroke?
You've likely have heard of a stroke before. But have you heard of one specific kind of stroke called cryptogenic stroke? If not, don't worry. This lesson defines stroke and delineates it from cryptogenic stroke.
4. Causes of a Cryptogenic Stroke
Is it possible for a stroke to have no known cause? And if there is no known cause are there suspected causes? Well, you're about to find out as you learn about the general and specific causes of cryptogenic stroke.
5. Basal Ganglia Stroke: Causes & Symptoms
The basal ganglia region of the brain acts as a connector among the other parts of the brain. This lesson will look at the causes and symptoms of experiencing a basal ganglia stroke.
6. What is an Eye Stroke?
You may have an idea of what a stroke is, but maybe not so much about an eye stroke. This lesson will give a brief description of what an eye stroke is, what it may indicate, and possible symptoms.
7. Eye Stroke: Symptoms & Causes
There is quite a bit to understand about eye strokes. We will get a brief definition of what an eye stroke is and then we will describe the causes and symptoms that are associated with this condition.
8. What is a Cerebellar Stroke?
Thank your cerebellum for your ability to walk. It's an oft-forgotten structure, but if it experiences a stroke, its importance will be quickly felt. Find out why the cerebellum is important and how it may be damaged during a stroke.
9. What is an Embolic Stroke?
Although we commonly just hear the word 'stroke', it turns out there is more than one kind of stroke. This lesson covers the fundamentals of one particular type of stroke called embolic stroke.
10. Causes & Risk Factors of an Embolic Stroke
We will get an understanding of what an embolic stroke is by looking at what causes an embolic stroke to occur. This lesson will also include descriptions of the various risk factors associated with an embolic stroke.
11. What is a Thrombotic Stroke?
A thrombotic stroke occurs when an artery in the brain becomes blocked, preventing adequate blood flow to the brain's cells, ultimately depriving them of oxygen. Read on to learn more about the symptoms and types of thrombotic strokes.
12. Lacunar Stroke: Definition & Symptoms
In this lesson, we'll discuss some details about a lacunar stroke, such as what it is and why it happens. We'll also discuss the two types of symptoms that occur with a lacunar stroke-- coordinated movement and relay center symptoms.
13. What to Expect After a Stroke
There are many changes that a person experiences while having a stroke. We will discuss how those changes continue and change after a person has a stroke. This lesson will give details on what life is like after a stroke.
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