World Health Organization, report shows that children, including the newborn are victims of stroke. This is contrary to the general belief that it is a disease for the aging and old people while 39% of Stroke Survivors in Nigeria die within 3 months Like 168,000 cases per annul, these may be higher. Take action and help us spread the word about stroke awareness in Nigeria.
A stroke can happen to anyone,at anytime and anywhere. Today stroke is the leading cause of disability worldwide and the second leading cause of death, but almost all strokes could be prevented. This year 14.5 million people will have a stroke, 5.5 million people will die as a result.80 million people have survived stroke worldwide Many stroke survivors face challenges that include physical disability, communication,changes in how they think and feel, loss of work, income and social networks.
90% of Stroke is Preventable,10 key Factors: 1.CONTROL HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE: Hypertension is linked to almost half of all strokes. 2.MAINTAIN A NORMAL BLOOD SUGAR:Diabetes is a major risk factor for strokes 3.MAINTAIN A HEALTHY BMI OR WAIST TO HIP RATIO 4.REDUCE YOUR CHOLESTEROL 5.STOP SMOKING AND AVOID SECOND-HAND CIGARETTE SMOKE EXPOSURE 6.REDUCE ALCOHOL INTAKE 7.IDENTIFY AND TREAT ATRIAL FIBRILLATION 8.EAT A HEALTHY, BALANCED DIET 9.DO MODERATE EXERCISE 5 TIMES A WEEK 10.INCOME AND EDUCATION.
The World Stroke Organization is the leading in Stroke Campaign and has the potential to cut stroke in half by 2030. With a focus on low and middle income countries where stroke is not only more prevalent but has the most devastating impact the strategy includes: 1. Access to low-dose combination therapy for patients at medium risk of stroke 2. Development of stroke specialist Community Health-workers 3. Access to innovative mobile technologies that support access to prevention information