Stroke: About Stroke

A stroke occurs when there is a disruption of blood flow to the brain. Learn more about strokes and how common they are.

Understand what is a brain stroke and what causes a stroke.

What is Stroke?

Normal brain function requires oxygen and nutrients which are supplied by blood through blood vessels. A stroke occurs when there is a disruption of blood flow to the brain. The area of the brain which is deprived of blood is thus damaged, resulting in signs and symptoms of stroke.

A blood clot in brain can cause a brain stroke.

Analogy of stroke using a garden with pipes supplying water to explain how stroke occurs.

  • When a pipe supplying water to a garden is blocked, the plants in the area will be damaged and may die.
  • Plants will die when water gets cut off

How Common is Stroke?​​

A brain stroke is more common than you think.​​

1 in 6 people will suffer from a stroke in their lifetime.

It can happen to anyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or socio-economic status.


Learning About Stroke:

For more on stroke, go to our ​StrokeHub

Download the HealthHub app on Google Play or Apple Store to access more health and wellness advice at your fingertips.



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Stroke: About Stroke

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