Different Strokes for Different Folks The three types of strokes, their signs and symptoms, and who is most at risk.
A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is cut-off or interruptedin some way. Without this essential blood-flow, brain cells begin to die causing effects to the body that may be permanently disabling and possibly life threatening.
When brain cells die due to stroke, symptoms occur in the parts of the body that those particular brain cells once controlled. Symptoms that someone is having a stroke include: facial paralysis—which occurs when the facial muscles on one side of the face weaken making the cheek and eyelid droop and the person can no longer smile properly—slurred speech, blurred vision, dizziness, weakness, difficulty swallowing, loss of balance, paralysis of one side of the body, a sudden and severe headache, confusion, loss of arm movement and/or loss of consciousness.
There are three main types of strokes:
Ischemic stroke occurs as a result of an obstruction within a blood vessel supplying blood to the brain...
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Meet Dr. Charles Diggiss
Dr. Charles Diggiss is one of the premier bariatric surgeons in the Bahamas. Along with his team at the RITEWEIGH Clinic (part of the Centerville Medical Center), he offers proven weight loss procedures such as: Lap-Band, Gastric Sleeve, Abdominoplasty, Lipo-sculpture and Gastric Plication using minimally invasive laparoscopic techniques that are safer and require less healing time. Though born and raised in the Bahamas, Dr.Diggiss was educated in Jamaica, the United States and Scotland. In 1994, he introduced laparoscopic surgery to the Bahamas; four years later he introduced LapBand surgery to the country alongside the technique’s inventor, Professor Mitiku Belachew. In 2008, Dr.Diggiss officially launched his RITEWEIGH clinic while reintroducing LapBand to the Bahamas as one of his signature techniques. For many years, Dr. Diggiss has been a literal life-saver for obese patients in the Bahamas helping them regain their lives and FINALLY lose the weight. He is also credited with co-founding “Sister, Sister” a support group for women battling and surviving breast cancer.