Impact Of A Stroke On The Brain’s Arteries

A stroke affects the brain’s arteries and occurs when a blood vessel ruptures or the blood supply is blocked, killing brain cells. The main difference between a stroke and a TIA is in their duration. Thus, known as a mini-stroke, a TIA is a temporary block of blood supply that lasts for a short period.

The main causes of stroke include high blood pressure, unhealthy lifestyle, trauma, or age-related diseases that lead to the burst or block of a blood vessel. For men, the major risk of strokes is associated with age as no sex difference occurs only after 75 years old. In turn, Black individuals are more vulnerable to strokes due to a common prevalence of comorbidities, such as diabetes, hypertension, and obesity, and no racial difference occurs after 85 years old. Age- and ethnicity-related differences in a stroke’s occurrence should be concerned to prevent this disease.

The main risk factors for strokes include heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, high cholesterol, smoking, and prior strokes. In addition, a person’s age, gender, and family history can make him or them particularly vulnerable to this disease as well.

It goes without saying that “My Stroke of Insight” may be regarded as a peculiar video. First of all, the impression from a real human brain on a scene cannot be overestimated. At the same time, it was immeasurably interesting to listen to Jill Bolte Taylor when she described her experience of stroke. Although it is a serious disease that should be prevented, knowing how it feels to have it is fascinating. In addition, what has attracted my particular attention is that Jill described a stroke as a positive experience associated more with a feeling of joy and happiness rather than a severe health issue.