A stroke has begun to develop even in children

The researchers said that in modern conditions the development of stroke is observed even in children, although 30 years ago this was not a problem.

Stroke called an acute ischemic stroke, most often catches people associated with the death of the brain ischemic stroke – 85% of all cases. Speaking about the increased risk of development of strokes, scientists say in the first place, bad habits, inactivity, obesity, hypertension, stress, high cholesterol, diabetes, some diseases of the heart and blood vessels. Also influenced by genetics. The experts noted with alarm that in recent years, stroke is rapidly getting younger, and eloquent example of this is the Moscow Department for children with strokes.

“The more tests we conduct, the greater the contribution of genetic factors to early stroke we see,” – said in this regard, the head of the research group developing new methods for detecting genetic polymorphisms of the Central research Institute Central research Institute of epidemiology of Rospotrebnadzor Konstantin Mironov.
According to Mironov, genetic testing should become routine stroke prevention, as this disease depends on a certain number of genetic mutations (this was confirmed by research). The risk of stroke in people whose parents they were ill, – above one and a half times, said the scientist. Mironov added that in the families of stroke patients “relatives of middle and old age are often diagnosed with arterial hypertension, ischemic stroke and myocardial infarction, in people of young age – migraines”.

According to statistics, strokes in children under 16 years occur with a frequency of 3 cases per 100 thousand. One of the first symptoms of stroke in children is confusion of speech.

Earlier Magicforum wrote that to cause in children a stroke is able chickenpox.