A cerebellum stroke occurs when a person’s brain does not receive the blood and nutrients it needs in order to survive and function properly. Sometimes this is due to a blockage but other times, it’s something else that causes the brain to be cut off from these important nutrients and blood flow. Recovery from a cerebellum stroke is different for each person, and identifying the type of cerebellum stroke they had is usually the first step in determining proper treatment.
This type of cerebellum stroke accounts for 20% of all strokes and occurs when internal bleeding is present in the brain. This is usually due to an aneurysm or brain injury. Once the bleeding has begun, the brain tissues will then begin to swell due to irritation from the blood.
This is the most common type of stroke, and about 70% of all cerebellum strokes are the ischemic type. During an ischemic stroke, a blood clot will block a blood vessel in the brain and the brain will become deprived of oxygen and nutrients and brain cells will quickly begin to lose function and die. Treatment is possible, but must be started very quickly.
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
These are also known as mini-strokes and occur when a blockage occurs in the brain but it resolves itself within 24 hours. During a mini-stroke, a person may experience numbness, trouble swallowing or speaking, balance problems, and headaches.