Specialists of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted a statistical study of the number of hospitalizations with ischemic stroke among children, adolescents and young people (5-14, 15-34 and 35-44 years).
The results of comparing the data of 1995-1996 and 2007-2008 were depressing: the number of young patients increased significantly. Morbidity in groups from 15 to 44 years increased by 30-37%, according to the medical journal Annals of Neurology.
If earlier the stroke was considered a risk factor for older people, now 10% of all cases are young.
In addition, studies have shown that stroke often affects men (the growth among all age groups was about 50%). As for the fairer sex, the risk of stroke is 30% higher with age.
Risk factors for stroke are increased blood pressure and diabetes. The main reason for the medical profession is an unhealthy lifestyle associated with smoking, drinking alcohol and drugs, as well as with malnutrition, leading to obesity.
If you do not take action, then ischemic stroke can soon become a typical illness of young people, which is extremely dangerous, since it is associated with a violation of the blood supply to the brain, which is fraught with fatal consequences.
In addition to the need for additional surveys in risk groups, prevention is the main means of combating stroke among young people, and this is already the task of the family and young people themselves.