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Non-hemorrhagic stroke is a disease caused by obstruction of blood flow in the brain. There are types of stroke, namely hemorrhagic stroke and non-hemorrhagic stroke or known as ischemic stroke. But regardless of the type of stroke, it is a medical emergency that needs immediate attention.

The stroke occurs when the blood supply to a part of the brain is cut off or greatly reduced. If this happens, then within minutes the brain cells will start to die.

There are many factors that can increase your risk of stroke, for example: overweight, rarely exercise, habit of drinking alcoholic beverages, smoking habits, the use of illicit drugs (cocaine and methamphetamine), have a family history of stroke or certain other diseases, such as heart rhythm disorders, heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and high cholesterol.

Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when the blood vessels in the brain rupture, causing bleeding. Blood that leaks due to rupture of blood vessels, will press on the brain cells and damage them.

While non-hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke has two possible causes. The first cause is a blood clot that forms in the blood vessels in your brain. The second cause is a clot that forms elsewhere and is carried through the blood vessels to the brain. These blood clots can stop blood flow to certain parts of the brain. Non-hemorrhagic stroke is the most common type of stroke, accounting for about 87 percent of all stroke cases.

Symptoms of non-hemorrhagic or ischemic stroke depend on which part of the brain is affected. Some of these symptoms include:

  • Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arms, or limbs. Often on one side of the body only, but can also occur on both sides of the body.
  • Experiencing confusion.
  • The problem in speaking or understanding the speech of others.
  • Dizziness, headaches, loss of balance or coordination, as well as difficulty walking.
  • Blurred or double vision.

Treatment for stroke depends on several factors, such as the type of stroke and how long the disease lasts. The sooner you seek help after a stroke, the more likely you are to recover. For ischemic stroke or non-hemorrhagic stroke, treatment often depends on the health history of each person.

If it is less than three hours since the onset of the attack, then the doctor may prescribe a plasminogen activator (TPA) tissue. This drug is given through an infusion interval that can dissolve the clot that causes the stroke. However, not everyone can receive a landfill, as there is a risk of bleeding.

In addition, another treatment that can be done is to repair the blocked blood flow to the brain with a stenting procedure. Studies show that patients with non-hemorrhagic stroke who undergo stenting procedures plus the administration of TPA drugs, experience significant improvement in the condition. However, this procedure needs to be performed at the discretion of a neurologist.

By Nurul
6th August 2020 14:21

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