The Brain and Spine Institute is made up of experts in the field of neuroscience in order to bring patients the best healthcare in East Tennessee for a full range of neurological diseases and disorders.
Stroke is a general term referring to any disturbance of the blood supply to the brain resulting in symptoms of brain dysfunction. It is currently the third leading cause of death in the United States, killing more than 163,000 people each year. Though there are several stroke risk factors such as age, race, history of diabetes and even previous stroke, that cannot be changed or controlled, there are many others that can be. Taking preventive measures such as lowering your blood pressure and lowering your cholesterol; changing your diet; and quitting smoking can significantly decrease your chance of suffering a stroke.
To learn more about stroke, consult your physician or visit the Brain and Spine Institute featuring the Region’s First Primary Stroke Center Certification in the Knoxville region.
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