15 million people worldwide suffer a stroke every year
A stroke also goes by the name apoplexy, seizure or cerebrovascular accident. According to the World Health Organization WHO, 15 million people worldwide suffer a stroke every year. The faster a stroke is recognised and treated, the higher are the odds of avoiding long-term damages.
What is a Stroke?
A stroke occurs after a sudden cerebral circulatory disorder of the brain. The brain suffers a shortage for more than 24 hours so that cells might die. Affected brain areas cannot work properly anymore.
Is the collective term for posture and movement disorders resulting from an early childhood brain damage. Other terms are e.g. infantile cerebral palsy or infantile brain palsy. Cerebral palsy is permanent but changes with the child growing and developing.
Causes for Cerebral Palsy
Damages occur during pregnancy, birth or within the child's first year. Possible causes are illnesses of the mother, oxygen deficiency during birth or severe illnesses of the child during its first months.