Factors that increase the risk of stroke

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Professor Andrei Chupin said that high blood pressure, smoking and high cholesterol levels combine to give a high risk of stroke.

At the same time, the specialist noted that up to about 50 years old, a man suffers from a stroke more often, since there are more smokers among them, and they also have higher cholesterol levels and more often an unfavorable emotional background.

In turn, Candidate of Medical Sciences Aminat Tazartukova said that today from 10% to 15% of strokes occur in people aged 18 to 50, which is associated with an increase in the prevalence of risk factors among young people. In particular, these include overweight and diabetes mellitus.

You can determine a person’s stroke using a small test. If at the time when a person smiles, the corner of the mouth “hangs” on one side, if he cannot raise and hold both hands, and also clearly and legibly say a simple phrase.

In this case, it is recommended to measure a person who has become ill, measure blood pressure, give a drug to lower it at high rates, and call a doctor.

To prevent stroke, people with risk factors need to have an ultrasound of the carotid arteries. If it shows significant lesions of these arteries, you should consult a specialist.

“Given the risk factors, there is no need to hope that everything will work out. It is very important to control and correct them, “Chupin told RIA Novosti on Thursday, October 29.

Earlier it was reported that scientists have found that at least every 70th patient hospitalized with a coronavirus infection subsequently experiences a stroke.

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