Stroke has become a serious health issue worldwide due to aging population and changing lifestyles. Although stroke commonly occurs in older adults, an increasing number of young people have also been affected by stroke in recent years. Experts suggest that young people should also be aware of stroke risk factors so that they can take preventive measures.
According to the American Stroke Association, some of the common risk factors for stroke in young people include high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, obesity, smoking, and drug abuse. In addition, recent studies have shown that stress and depression, which are prevalent among young people, can also increase the risk of stroke.
It is important for young people to adopt healthy lifestyle habits to reduce the risk of stroke. This includes eating a healthy diet, exercising regularly, maintaining a healthy weight, quitting smoking and avoiding drug abuse. Young people should also monitor their blood pressure, cholesterol and blood sugar levels regularly.
In addition, it is essential for young people to be aware of the warning signs of stroke, which include sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arms or legs, sudden confusion or trouble speaking, sudden difficulty seeing in one or both eyes, sudden severe headache with unknown cause, and sudden dizziness or loss of balance.