You can actually protect yourself from stroke, if you pay attention to some signs that your body is trying to send you. There are two types of strokes, the first one and the more common one is ischemic strokes and the second one is hemorrhagic. The first type is caused by narrowing or blocking of arteries to the brain and that is reducing the blood flow. The second type is less common and it is caused due bleeding in the brain. You should pay attention to everything unusual that is happening to your body because stroke is the number 5 killer in US.
Where a blood vessel that has a function to carry oxygen and nutrients to the brain is blocked by clot or bursts a stroke will occur. And then part of the brain will not get the blood and with that the oxygen that it needs to keep the brain cells alive which means the brain cells will die. We all know that brain has many different functions and when stroke occurs and the blood do not reach area that controls particular body function, that part of the body will not work as normal.