Stroke (apoplexy) is the destruction of brain tissue as
a result of intracerebral haemorrhage, thrombosis (clotting),
or embolism (obstruction in a blood vessel caused by clotting
blood or foreign matter circulating in the blood stream).
Cerebral haemorrhage or
thrombosis usually occurs in the elderly with constricted
Symptoms of stroke develop
suddenly. In cases of severe brain damage, there may be
deep coma, paralysis of one side of the body, and loss of
speech, followed by death or by permanent neurological disturbances
after recovery. If the brain damage sustained has been slight,
there is usually complete recovery.
Ginkgo Biloba (4)
Fish Oil (1)
Vitamin B6 (3)
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