What is the stroke definition?
A stroke is a sudden loss of brain function. It is caused by the interruption of the flow of blood in part of the brain. There are two kinds of stroke :
- The most common is ischemic stroke. Is is caused by a blood clot in the brain.
- The other kind of stroke is hemorrhagic stroke. It is caused by bleeding in the brain.
One of the risk factors for having a stroke is high blood pressure. High blood pressure which is often seen in the elderly.
Can you identify the kind of stroke described in the following story?
Three frail elderly nuns were slowly walking along the road.
Suddenly they are surprised by a flasher, a naked man, who jumps in front of them.
And then… the first nun had a stroke.
After that… the second nun had a stroke.
Finally, the third one said… “I’m not touching it!”