Write 2 page essay on the topic Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA).
o it through blood stream but during a shock due to compromised blood flow, cell death starts to occur in brain resulting in permanent neurological damage. Various factors are there due to which blood supply to brain is compromised or ceased. Formation of lacunar (empty) spaces as a result of narrowing of smaller arteries of brain may cause tissue damage to brain and compromised blood flow , Atherosclerosis which is hardening of arteries due to accumulation of fatty debris and plaque is another cause that can lead to cerebral vascular accident. During atherosclerosis plaque and debris breaks off from narrowed arteries and interfere in bloodstream due to which brain receives less amount of blood and cell death takes place. Sometimes a clot that is formed in heart usually known as embolism gets detached from heart and travels to brain again causing interference to blood stream and causing brain damage. Internal bleeding as a result of hemorrhage or direct trauma to brain can also disturb blood flow to brain and lead to Cerebral Vascular Accident. Brain hemorrhage usually occurs as a result of uncontrolled blood pressure. Mrs. Jan is living alone and is having difficulties in speaking after she experienced Cerebral Vascular Accident. During stroke her left cerebrum which is a primary component of brain and is responsible for controlling major functions of body including speech, emotion, the integration of sensory stimuli, initiation of the final common pathways for movement, and fine control of movement have been affected as left cerebrum controls right side of body and contra laterally and as Mrs. Jan is facing difficulty in speaking it indicates that her left area of cerebrum got affected during stroke as I just mentioned it controls speech. Researches have shown that after stroke a person suffers from depression , hypertension and, loss of vision, difficulty in understanding , panic attacks and among these Mrs. Jan is most probably suffering from depression and
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