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Stroke cases rising alarmingly in middle-aged adults

Brain stroke treatment in Chembur

Mumbai Amid the pandemic, stroke cases in middle-aged adults are rising at an alarming rate. Factors such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, smoking, and alcohol can be the culprits behind stroke It is the need of the hour to recognise the signs and symptoms of stroke such as slurred speech droopy face and arm weakness, and seek timely intervention.

“Cortain factors such as diabetes, unmanaged hypertension, heart disease, cholesterol smoking, drinking alcohol, trauma due to an accident, bulges at weak spots in the blood vessel walls binuuyim), a family history of stroke, lack ofexercise and dicit use of drugs can lead to higher incidences of stroke in the age group of 40-50 said Dr Anil Venkatachalam, Neurologist, Zen Multipocity Hospital Chembur

Dr Pavan Pai, Consultant Interventional Neurologist, Stroky Sprcalist, Wockhardt Bistals, Mira Road, said Now there is an increasing trend of stroke in the age group of 35-55 due to poor lifestyle choices like no physical activity, sleep apnioon consumption of fatty foods and stress Certain inflammatory conditions tormed as vasculitis or cardiac conditions liko patent foramen ovaio can specifically cause Stroka in young

“Many people have suffered from a stroke after recovering from a COVID-10 infection Timely treatment with V thrombolyss within four and a half hours or mechanical thrombectomy within six hours in cese of large vessel occlusion is kay to managing acute ischemic stroke within the window porod Although, stroke patients will take some time to recover with good physiotherapy, in order toprevarit another stroke antiplatelet agents must be started as soon as possible in Ischemic stroke added Dr Pai.

“Stroke rehabilitation is important for the patients as it offers different therapies to help with movement, and speech, and relearn all the skills that are damaged due to stroke. Regular check-ups help one to monitor fluctuations in blood pressure. cholesterol, and blood sugar levels Taking medication, exercising daily, maintaining an optimum weight, quitting smoking and alcohol, eating a well balanced diet, and reducing the salt intake can help prevent stroke, concluded Dr Venkatachalam

“Now, there is an increasing trend of stroke in the age group of 40-55 due to a sedentary lifestyle A large number of people fail to exercise daily, eat well get stressed, do not control their blood pressure blood sugar and cholesterol levels. and fall prey to fatal problems like a stroke or a heart attack Timely detection and prompt treatment can help to minimise the risk of complications related to stroke said Dr Chandranath Tiwari, Neurosurgeon, Apollo Spectra, Mumbai