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Strokes



Strokes are the leading cause of paralysis. Strokes are the sudden loss of function of a particular portion of the brain. Hence, the brain is not able to send reflexes or receive stimuli from the corresponding nerves. Usually strokes can cause the paralysis of arms and legs, but the torso is not affected. Further, the stroke itself can be caused due to :

Atherosclerosis, which may result in clogging of the blood vessel carrying blood to the cranial region.

Hemorrhage, which may be the rupturing of a blood vessel carrying blood to the brain.

Hypertension, which increases blood pressure and makes it more difficult for blood to reach the brain.

Diabetes, which also increases blood pressure and makes it difficult for blood to reach the brain.