Definition of Stroke

A stroke is a neurological impairment caused by a disruption in blood supply to a region of the brain.

Introduction

New emerging therapies offer hope, however the following MUST occur:

  • Education of at-risk patients.
  • Early recognition of stroke signs.
  • Prompt transport to the hospital.
  • Rapid hospital triage and evaluation.

Researchers who have examined several times of stroke in a large US population mentioned that  they are becoming numerously common in youngsters. Trend found in our study is of huge consideration for public health issues, because strokes in youngsters translate to greater lifetime disability.


Rabia-ZaidiMiss Rabia Zaidi  is working as a Clinical Psychologist in Willing Ways Karachi. She has graduated from highly reputed College D.A Degree College for Women (DHA) in 2011, after completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Library & Information Science, Education and Urdu Advance with First Division and a Master’s Degree in Psychology. She is interested in Educational Activities and attended many seminars. She has attended workshop on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Youth Psychosocial Health Issues, Media: the lost healer. Stop becoming a victim of terror and Voice of Frail’s; organised by Dar-ul-Sukun.

Editor: Mr. Wakeel Murad


Study purpose occurrences of first ever strokes in people aged from 20 to 54 for one-year time period was in between July 1993 and July 1994, and the other two were during the time period between 1999 to 2005. They have found that the average age of an individual experiencing a first ever stroke fell from 71 in the 1993-1994 periods of time duration to 69 in the year 2005. Their careful study shows that strokes among the under-55s grew from around 13% in 1993-1994 to 19% in 2005. Among African-American younger adults between (aged 20 to 54), the stroke rate went up from 83 strokes per 100,000 people in 1993-1994 to 128 in 2005. Among Caucasian youngsters, it went up from 26 strokes per 100,000 population in 1993-1994 to 48 in 2005. The high quality of new information is that by becoming different life patterns and habitual nourishment and doing exercise, people reduce their risk and chance of stroke.

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Up to three hours after an individual have extensive experiences the first symptom of a stroke is often called to as the “golden window.” That is the time doctors say is extremely important for patients to get to a hospital to receive a medical care in order to restore blood flow to the brain areas and minimize it on a lesser level or reverse damage.

But a new national survey done by Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center shows that patients, those are under the age of 45, may less estimate the urgency and importance of stroke symptoms and most say they would likely delay going to the hospital for help.

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