A stroke occurs when there is a disruption of blood flow to the brain. Learn more about strokes and how common they are.
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.
Analogy of stroke using a garden with pipes supplying water to explain how stroke occurs.
1 in 4 people will suffer from a stroke in their lifetime.
It can happen to anyone regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or socio-economic status.
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This article was last reviewed on
Wednesday, November 22, 2023
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