Stroke Clinic

Stroke can occur due to a disruption in blood supply or due to a blood vessel damage. Stroke is the third most common cause of death, after cancer and ischemic heart disease. A damage in the left side of the brain may result in paralysis of the right side of the body; a damage on the right side, paralyzes the left side. Hypertension accounts for 30-50% of stroke risk. Patients with diabetes mellitus are 2-3 times more predisposed to stroke.Recognise stroke symptoms and visit a stroke ready hospital at the earliest. Sudden severe headache with no known reason, numbness in the arm, having trouble seeing in one or both the eyes, weakness in the leg, trouble walking are signs of stroke.