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Right Brain Cerebral Stroke In Sickle Cell Disease

The right brain cerebral stroke is a type of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke that is a resultant of the restriction of blood supply to the right side of the brain in sickle cell disease patients. 

When right brain cerebral stroke occurs, it is due to prolonged starvation of oxygen to the brain cells for about three to five minutes (3-5 minutes), causing the brain cells to cease function and die. The right brain cerebral stroke is caused by two types of strokes. 

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The strokes are named ischemia or ischemic stroke, and hemorrhage or hemorrhagic stroke. When the right brain cerebral stroke is caused by an ischemic stroke, it is described as the blockage of blood flow due to the presence of a clot from another part of the body that breaks off and becomes trapped in a blood vessel that supplies to the brain. 

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A clot that forms in an artery that supplies blood to the brain is also an ischemic stroke caused by right-brain cerebral stroke. A tear in the artery that supplies blood to the brain majorly is another cause of right-brain cerebral stroke due to ischemic stroke. 

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Hemorrhagic stroke causes right-brain cerebral stroke by the burst of a blood vessel that is in the brain or around the surroundings of the brain and thus can affect the brain. This then leads to a blood pool in the brain. This slows or stops the flow of blood and causes a buildup of intense pressure on the brain. 

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The symptoms associated with right-brain cerebral stroke caused by either ischemic stroke or hemorrhagic stroke are; hearing problems, sensory changes on the left side of the body, problems with depth perception or directions, difficulty in balance, muscle weakness on the left side of the body, vision problems, memory problems, problem in breathing, difficulty in chewing, swallowing, and speaking, difficulty in understanding. The right side brain is known to control the left side of the body. 

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