Just TEN factors explain NINETY Percent of Strokes !
While Stroke can happen to any at anytime – sometimes for factors which remain a puzzle -studies are increasingly establishing some very dominant causal factors for adults.
One such recent study is the INTERSTROKE one , the results of which are now being increasingly discussed and disseminated. This study looked at more than 27,000 people in 32 countries – many of which are the so called LMIC – Low to Middle Income Countries ( Which includes India ). These results are the conclusion of almost eight years of study and work.
The Study conclusively established that the following factors explained 90 % of the Strokes in the research group.
- Hypertension ( aka high Blood Pressure )
- Lipids ( Natural fats such as Cholesterol )
- Physical inactivity
- Abdominal Obesity
- Cardiac Causes
- Diabetes Mellitus ( high blood sugar )and
- Psychosocial Factors
Of these, Hypertension – High Blood Pressure – was determined to be the most significant risk factor.
Many of these factors – physical inactivity and abdominal obesity, for example , have a direct correlation to one another. And MANY – are in our control !
Hence, very simple but disciplined lifestyle changes can lead to a much lesser risk of this terrible malaise. For more information and some simple tips you may see :
Precaution is MUCH better than Cure – particularly for Stroke. Hence please monitor yourself and your dear ones on these factors closely as well as share to others !