Stroke, also popularly known as paralysis, is a clinical condition that results in loss of neurological function due to the decapitation of healthy blood flow in the vessels that supply the brain. Stroke is the third most common cause of death worldwide after heart disease and cancer, and the World Stroke Organization reports that 17 million people have a stroke each year, and 6 million people die from stroke or stroke-related complications. Stroke is ranked first among the causes of permanent disability in Turkey.

Turkish Cerebrovascular Diseases Association


A stroke is a clinical condition caused by the interruption of healthy blood flow in the vessels supplying the brain, resulting in loss of neurological function. A stroke can occur as a result of a sudden blockage of one of the vessels that provide blood flow to the brain, or as a result of a decrease in its current, as well as as as a result of a rupture of these vessels. If not enough oxygen and the necessary nutrients go to the brain during this process, death begins in the brain cells. Among the people, names as paralysis is also used for stroke.

Symptoms of Stroke

Numbness in the face, arms and/or legs on one side of the body

Loss of strength on the face, arms or legs on one side of the body

Speech impairment, inability to speak

Clouding of consciousness

Lisp speech

Difficulty in understanding and perceiving