Monday, 1 October 2007

Age and Gender for Stroke

Age and Gender for Stroke
By John Caldecott.

It does not matter what age or gender you are when it comes to being at risk for a stroke. Most things that you have to be old to take a stroke but that are not the case at all. It can happen to anyone at any time and it is so important to make sure that you are completely ready with the right knowledge so that you are protecting your body and others from the possibility of having a stroke.

Older adults are what most would think of when it comes to taking a stroke. Usually this is true and it is more likely to happen to someone that has high blood pressure. Anyone that is overweight and smokes or has diabetes can also be put in the higher category for having a stroke.

Younger people are not immune to having a stroke. There are about 28% of stroke victims that are under the age of 65. Strokes in younger people usually affect men and women in the same ways. However drugs and alcohol is also a big part of younger people having a stroke. This is something that is becoming more and more popular and young people need to know that they have to take care of their bodies and not treat them like a garbage can so that they are not at risk for having a stroke too young.

In most age groups except for the older adults, a stroke is more common in women. It will kill more women than men no matter what ethnic group they are in. Women defiantly have a greater risk for hemorrhagic strokes occurring than in men. It is not really understood why this is so, however researchers are doing more and more studies on the facts to find out just what is going on.

No matter what your age or gender you have to find out what you can do to lower your risk for stroke. Eating and exercising are the two biggest things that you can change to get the risk lowered. However, drinking and doing drugs is going to be something else that can cause men and women to have stroke. It is so important that younger people are getting the right facts so that they do not put their bodies at risk for danger later on in life and ending up dead from a stroke when it could have been prevented.

If you are a parent, you need to show your child the facts now so that they are in a good understanding of what they have to look out for later on down the road. You have to help them lead their life in the right direction and get them to know that this is a serious problem and it can be stopped before it happens.

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