Stroke is one of the leading causes of mortality in our country and it is increasing every year. According to World stroke organization 1 in 4 will have stroke in their lifetime. In fact, the median age of people getting affected by stroke in India has witnessed a steady decrease.
owing to sedentary and unhealthy lifestyle the cases of stroke are rapidly increasing in people in their late 30s and early 40s. Increase in consumption of processed food, lifestyle habits like consumption of alcohol and smoking are also contributing extensively to the rise in the cases of stroke. People with high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol or a family history of stroke are more prone to stroke.
The common symptoms of stroke can be remembered by Pneumonic FAST – Facial Drooping, Arm Weakness, Speech Difficulties and Time to reach the stroke ready hospital. We can do Intravenous thrombolysis or mechanical thrombectomy for stroke patient if they reach early. Now a days we can remove the clot of few patients upto 24 hours. Adapting healthy lifestyle can reduce the chances of occurrence of stroke.
Dr. Vikram Huded
Sr. Consultant, Interventional Neurology
Narayana Health City, Bangalore