Depending on your brain circumstances, you may nor may not know that you are having a brain attack/stroke. You may come to that realization sooner if you are able to spot the warning symptoms.
The next crucial step is to get a sense of the three different kinds of brain attacks that can occur. You may not want to really know all the gory details, but having even this basic information can help you immensely in planning to maintain your own good brain health.
I have also included a short video of what it is like to experience a female brain attack from one of the most interesting women to ever have one. Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor, a neuroscientist, was engaged in major brain research when she went on to gain her greatest insight about the brain after having her own female brain attack. I hope you take a few minutes to watch.
The three types of recognized brain attacks/strokes are:
- Hemorrhagic (Cerebral Aneurysm)
- Transient (Mini Stroke)
Ischemic Brain Attack
80% of brain attacks/strokes are of the ischemic type (interruption of blood supply) that impact either the surface brain blood vessels or smaller blood vessel deep within the brain.
- A blood clot (embolism) forms somewhere else in the body travels via the blood stream and lodges in the brain causing brain tissue death by blocking blood flow
- Or, a blood clot can develop over time in an artery that supplies the brain which has become hardened by plaque (atherosclerosis)
- High blood pressure (hypertension) can also cause arterial blockage setting off a brain attack
- And, lastly 30% of the ischemic brain attacks are of unknown origin.
Hemorrhagic Brain Attack (Cerebral Aneurysm)
12 % of brain attacks/strokes are of this type where a blood vessel variously located within the brain ruptures. Intracerebral hemorrhage is where blood flows to the brain’s interior and a subarachnoid hemorrhage is where blood flows to the space surrounding the brain.
Transient Brain Attack (Mini Stroke)
This type of brain attack may manifest some of the classic and/or unique symptoms, but it is temporary and leaves no permanent effect. There is only a brief interruption of blood flow to the brain. A mini stroke may occur more than once and it is usually indicative that a true stroke event will follow shortly.
Now that you know the basics, please take the time to watch.
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Melanie Kissell says
WOW, Joyce!! Dr. Taylor’s video is astounding! I leaned in on every word and was totally taken by her story. What a fascinating (and frightening) personal experience to share with the world!
I have never heard another human being describe a stroke quite like she does. I can’t believe all the details she’s able to recall. Amazing.