stroke in young adults
many of adults in their 30s and 40s are being hospitalized for stroke,which may be a sign that that rising rates of obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure among teenagers and young adults . Ischemic stroke occurs when a clot or narrowing of the arteries decreases or stop the blood supply to the brain. A rise in obesity and other related health problems may explain some of the increase risk of stroke. some hypothesis seemed to be that in young people with stroke of unknown etiology, the use of a statin agent would have an effect on the risk for recurrent stroke. . Furthermore, patients who took a statin agent intermittently, or discontinuously, in the follow-up had an intermediate risk of having a stroke. Hypertension, diabetes, obesity, lipid disorders and tobacco use were among the most common conditions found among young people for stroke. strokes is related to atypical causes such as migraine, drug use, and carotid dissection.Although the primary causes of stroke — obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, and excess alcohol consumption — contribute as well, the atypical causes are more common in the younger age groups than in older individuals. In addition to the causes congenital heart disease, patent foramen ovale, and blood clotting abnormalities need to be considered in the younger population of stroke sufferers,Family history comes into play as well, and there is a history of cerebrovascular problems also.
symptoms of young stroke – the common symptoms of stroke that occur both in men and women are as under
Sudden weakness is a classic symptom of stroke. this weakness can occur on either side of the body; affecting the arms, legs and face. this type of weakness generally notice, when there is sudden difficulty in moving arms or legs, or trouble grasping or holding onto objects.
walking may become difficult . In some cases, a facial droop will be noticeable. The mouth may sag on the affected side and smiling will be difficult. Women with stroke-induced weakness may lean toward her affected side when sitting and have trouble maintaining a seated position without assistance
patients may experience a severe headache during the onset of stroke. stroke-induced headache can be sudden and have no apparent cause Blurred vision and dizziness may accompany headache as well. Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a blood vessel bursts inside the brain, causing blood to leak into brain tissue, and is often responsible for stroke-related headache.
3)Difficulty in Breathing
women can feel unique stroke symptoms compared to men, including difficulty in breathing. A woman may notice that her chest feels heavy and it is harder to take a satisfactory breath. She may also experience chest pain in addition to pressure, nausea and heartburn.
stroke is mainly due to interrupt blood flow to vital organs, including the brain. Confusion often results when brain receives less oxygen and struggles to function. Memory loss, inability to recall events, and confusion over person, place and time can accompany a stroke.
Loss of Coordination
Sudden dizziness, problems in walking and general loss of coordination or balance are classic signs of a stroke.
There is sudden onsets of problem in speaking or understanding speech which is common in stroke
There may be Sudden vision problems, including double vision, seeing spots or flashing lights, or experiencing a blind spot, can be indicative of a stroke.
Article publié pour la première fois le 13/10/2011