How do Strokes occur? | Illinois Super Lawyers

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[MUSIC PLAYING] ATTORNEY: Strokes occur when parts of the brain die. And the natural question that follows from that is, well, how is it that parts of the brain would die? The most common way that that occurs is when the blood that flows to that area is somehow interrupted. Then those portions of the brain get deprived of oxygen and they die. And that's called an ischemic stroke.

A second, almost as common way that strokes occur or that brain tissue dies is hemorrhagic strokes. For example, patients who are on Coumadin or blood thinners, if their levels of blood thinning are too high, then they're at risk of bleeding into the brain. And when blood gets into the brain, it squeezes the brain tissue and damages it. And that causes that brain tissue to be unable to process the blood or the oxygen and then to die.

Strokes are devastating events. For example, it can impact your ability to speak. It could lead to paralysis of a proportion of the body or even your ability to think or process information. These things can also lead to depression and suicidal thoughts. Strokes are awful things to experience.

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