Study shows that this type of stroke is responsible for almost 50% of all strokes. The most common problem is narrowing off the arteries in the neck or head. Thrombotic stroke are also sometimes referred to as large-artery strokes. The process leading to thrombotic stroke is complex and occurs over time. Thrombotic stroke might be caused by the arterial walls slowly thickening and hardening as a result of arteries being injured. Such injures signal the immune system to release white blood cells to the site causing stroke. Thrombotic stroke also occurs when the inner wall of arteries were injured in result of less nitric oxide being produced, causing the hardening of the arteries. If the blood clot then blocks the already narrowed artery and shuts off oxygen to part of the brain, we have a thrombotic stroke.

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A bad back, with which Pax had suffered since adolescence, worsened through the years, finally making running no longer an option in his late forties. Hearing that swimming was good therapy for an ailing back, he picked up a book on the how-to's of swimming and taught himself to swim at age 50. He must have been an excellent teacher and an equally proficient student, because in short order he was ready to take on the ultra-challenging swim from San Francisco to Alcatraz. Astonishingly, Pax successfully undertook this swim at night in 47-degree waters without the aid of swimming fins or a protective wet suit. He also completed a round-trip swim to Alcatraz Island and back in 2 hours 48 minutes and 10 seconds. All this swimming, however, did not fix his back.

On the other hand, transient ischemic attack or TIA stroke is a neurologic disorder caused by a blood clot in the brain, spinal cord or the retina. This is also called mini stroke since tissue death does not happen even if there is a disruption in the cerebral blood flow. It should not be taken lightly since when it is not treated, worse attacks can happen that will eventually lead to ischemic stroke.

The All Important Dip. Without the dip, your are more likely to experience strokes, chest pain known as angina, an irregular heartbeat, develop cardiovascular disease and/or heart attacks.