Stroke Symptoms, Diagnosis & Prevention

Stroke Symptoms, Diagnosis & Prevention

Stroke Symptoms, Diagnosis & Prevention
Health & Wellness

Living a healthy life is something that we all strive for. We inculcate healthy habits and reduce vices, trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Having healthy food and well-balanced meals and exercising regularly is a well-known way of leading a healthy life and also is a proven measure to do so! As important as it is, sometimes health issues may occur due to various unrelated reasons and can occur even when one is at their optimum health. That being said, one shouldn’t take leading a healthy lifestyle lightly as it is essential to preventing many medical ailments like a stroke. 

What is a Stroke?

A stroke occurs due to something blocking the blood supply to a part of the brain; it can also occur when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. Both these scenarios can lead to lasting brain damage, long-term disability or death. 


  • Sudden difficulty in walking, lack of coordination, loss of balance.

  • If one has sudden trouble in speaking, trouble in understanding speech or has sudden confusion, then it might be a symptom of a stroke.

  • One of the major symptoms of a stroke is weakness numbness or in the face, arms or legs, especially in one side of the body.


  • CT Scan

Scientific Pathology is one of the leading diagnostic centres that offers imaging services like CT scans, MRIs, X-Rays, etc. It is the best pathology labwith the latest equipment, skilled technicians and operators that offer excellent services. 

A CT scan is able to show in case there is any damage to the brain cells or bleeding in the brain due to a stroke. 

  • MRI 

MRI stands for Magnetic Resonance Imaging. The MRI scan uses magnets and radio waves in order to create pictures of the brain and can be used along with the CT scan to confirm a stroke or instead of it.

These scans along with physical tests are used to diagnose a stroke.


You can follow all the steps that people follow in order to lead a healthy lifestyle to also reduce the chances of getting a stroke. Following are the ways to prevent medical issues like a stroke:

  • Consume a healthy diet, avoid fatty and sugary foods. Keep a control on diabetes.

  • Keep cholesterol in check, control B.P. 

  • Maintain a healthy weight and reduce fat

  • Limit and eventually completely cut-off smoking

  • Limit use of alcohol

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