Strokes in middle aged men almost doubles

stroke onlineThe Stroke Association says that the number of men aged 40-54 suffering from strokes has risen by forty six per cent in the last fifteen years.

Although the figure is less for the East Midlands demographic, the number has still risen by more than a third over the same time period.

It is thought that the rise in strokes is due to the increase in unhealthy lifestyles, such as  smoking and drinking too much alcohol.

Furthermore, being overweight and eating unhealthy foods can damage your blood vessels and increase your blood pressure.stroke 2

The charity warned that the cost of treatment, which is already at £9 billion, would rise to  accommodate the increase.

John Barrick, Stroke Association’s Chief Executive, says that “these figures show that stroke can no longer be seen as a disease of older people.”


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