STROKE IS A BRAIN EMERGENCY
Food & Health|August 2020
STROKE IS A BRAIN EMERGENCY
According to ICMR estimates, a person suffers from stroke every 3 seconds and death is reported every 3 minutes in India.

It is estimated that one in six people will suffer a stroke in their lifetime. Stroke is set to become a top 10 causes of death, In India, 1.5 million suffer from stroke every year and 3,000 to 4,000 are affected each day. Nearly one-fifth of patients with first-ever stroke admitted to hospitals has been estimated to be aged 40 years or less. Haemorrhagic stroke still has poorer outcomes, however ischemic stroke outcomes depends on early detection and intervention.

A stroke occurs when a blood vessel taking blood and oxygen to the brain gets blocked (Ischemic stroke) or ruptured (Haemorrhagic stroke). When this happens, brain cells don't get the blood required. Deprived of oxygen, nerve cells stop working and die within minutes.

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August 2020