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.
A study conducted in 2016 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 ! The study shows that the number of strokes would be practically cut in half (48%) if hypertension was eliminated; trimmed by more than a third (36%) if people were physically active; and shaved by almost one fifth (19%) if they had better diets.
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 !
If you have limited/No information about Stroke, its symptoms and consequences, we STRONGLY suggest you read at least one of the following before you leave this Website, as well as share the links with your friends and family. You may save someone from sudden death or being crippled for life !
* Be fast – Stroke Symptoms in English with Videos of Actual Strokes
* स्ट्रोक (आघात) – हिंदी में कुछ जानकारी
* In Gujarati – જ્યારે સ્ટ્રોક આવે ત્યારે BE FAST
* In Bengali – Be Fast – দ্রুত !
* In Odiya – ଷ୍ଟ୍ରୋକ: ମୃତ୍ୟୁ ଅଥବା ଶାରୀରିକ/ମାନସିକ ଅସମର୍ଥ
Join other Stroke Survivors, Caregivers and equipment/service providers for help, encouragement , knowledge sharing and most importantly – hope – via:
** Telegram Global Stroke Support Group : https://t.me/strokesupportgroup
** Whatsapp Group: https://strokesupport.in/contact/
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Please DO have a look and join in wherever convenient as well as share.
Thank you VERY MUCH !