Be Careful, The Threat Of Stroke At A Young Age!
Illustration of Stroke Sufferers (Sharon Mccutcheon / Pexels)

JAKARTA - Stroke disease is certainly no stranger to hearing, right? Reporting from the Halodoc page, a stroke is a condition that occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted or reduced due to blockage or rupture of blood vessels.

This condition also causes parts of the body controlled by areas of the brain to be damaged and unable to function properly.

Stroke can be caused by several factors such as high blood pressure or hypertension, smoking habits, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, consumption of certain drugs, age, family history, gender, and sleep apnea.

This disease is usually associated with parents because it is commonly suffered by them. However, nowadays stroke can affect young people.

According to research by the American Stroke Association (ASA), stroke is the fifth deadly disease in the United States that not only affects people aged 60 years and over but also in people aged 20 - 54 years.

And surprisingly, from year to year the percentage increase has increased significantly. In fact, still from the same study, there were 11 cases of stroke that occurred in every 100,000 children under the age of 18!

The increase in stroke cases at a young age is thought to be due to the wrong lifestyle, such as smoking and lack of exercise. Obesity is also thought to be one of the main causes of the number of stroke sufferers at a young age.

Based on a study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, United States, respondents who suffer from obesity are 57 percent more prone to stroke.

Suffering from a stroke at a young age is very detrimental to the sufferer, because the threat of dysfunction of one of the organs in the body will take a long time to heal.

In fact, in certain cases, young stroke sufferers will lose their productive period completely because they have to undergo bed rest throughout their life.

Fortunately, in most cases, more than 90 percent of young stroke sufferers are able to return to normal life. More than 50 percent can return to work because a young body has the ability to completely heal itself.

It is different if a stroke is suffered by people over 60 years of age whose cells and organs are not working optimally.

Even though the cure rate is quite high, of course you don't want to be a sufferer, stroke right?

For that, you can prevent getting a stroke at a young age with several effective steps, such as:

1. Exercise regularly and maintain ideal body weight.

2. Eat lots of fibrous foods such as fruits and vegetables.

3. Perform regular medical check-ups.

4. If you are an active smoker, learn to stop smoking little by little until you stop smoking.

5. Avoid using illegal drugs!

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