The diagnosis ofcerebrovascular accident (CVA) on youtuber Felipe Noronha, The 32-year-old raised the discussion: why is the condition affecting more and more young people? DataSUS data show that between 2011 and 2021 the number of deaths due to strokes in people under the age of 50 increased by 17.90% in Brazil, from 18,919 deaths to 22,305. By April this year, 7,515 people in this age group had already lost their lives as a result of a stroke.
Experts point out two main factors for the increase in case of this problem in ever younger people. ISLAND the first is the less healthy lifestyle. A sedentary lifestyle and poor diet are a reality in the lives of young adults. So much so that obesity, diabetes and hypertension are also more common – diseases that are directly related to stroke.
The second aspect that specialists have raised is the advances of recent years in the field of medicine, which enabled a faster and more decisive diagnosis. MRI, for example, was a big step in visualizing small strokes that might have gone unnoticed a few decades ago.
There are some risk factors for stroke in adolescents. Sex, for example, is one of them: the incidence is higher in men. In addition, smoking, excessive alcohol, drug use, stress, high cholesterol, congenital heart disease and sleep apnea are also points that can promote the occurrence of a stroke during adolescence.
Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA) occurs when vessels that carry blood to the brain become clogged or ruptured, causing paralysis of the area of the brain that has no blood circulation. According to the Ministry of Health, it is a disease that affects several men and is one of the main causes of death, disability and hospitalization worldwide.
The chances of cure are greater when diagnosis and treatment are performed quickly. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the symptoms of stroke:
Weakness or tingling in the face, arm or legs, especially on one side of the body;
Change in speech or comprehension;
Change in vision (in one or both eyes)
Change in balance, coordination, dizziness or change in gait;
Sudden, intense headache for no apparent reason.
In the case of youtuber Felipe Noronha, he said he had intense sweating at rest, lack of appetite, voice failure and numbness in the body. Faced with these signs, which began on May 24, he sought hospitalization and was admitted. The increase took place on 2 June. He continues with the treatment at home.
There are two types of strokes: ischemic and hemorrhagic.
Ischemic stroke occurs when an artery is blocked, preventing the passage of oxygen to brain cells, which eventually die. This obstruction may be due to a thrombosis (thrombosis) or an emboli (emboli). According to the Ministry of Health, ischemic stroke is the most common and accounts for 85% of all cases.
A hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a cerebral vessel ruptures, causing bleeding. This bleeding can occur in the brain tissue or on the surface between the brain and the meninges. It accounts for 15% of all stroke cases, but can cause death more often than ischemic stroke.
Treatment of stroke is usually performed using thrombolytics. However, the dosage should be recommended by the doctor following the procedure.
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