A stroke is a brain attack. A stroke occurs when a blood vessel, which is carrying oxygen and nutrients to the brain, bursts or is blocked by a clot. This causes an interruption of the blood supply to part of the brain.
When blood is stopped the brain cannot get the oxygen it needs. Brain cells in the area die and the brain can become permanently damaged. This can damage or destroy brain cells which will affect body functions. For example, if a stroke damages the part of the brain that controls limb movement, a person's ability to move an arm or leg may be affected.
A stroke can also affect mental processes such as how people feel, think, communicate, or learn. The term ‘stroke' comes from the fact that it usually happens without warning, ‘striking' the person from out of the blue. The effects of a stroke on the body are immediate.
A new group is being currently formed to fundraise for stroke services in mayo.
The aim of the group:
- Fundraising for vital stroke services in mayo i.e. stroke unit (mayo general hospital), stroke support groups etc.
- Encouraging communities in Mayo to set up stroke support groups
- Raising awareness about signs and symptoms of stroke Act FAST Campaign
Are you interested in getting involved in this new group?
Contact Donal On 087 170 7414 Or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org