Stroke on YouTube at the age of 32 triggers a debate: why is the number of cases growing among young people?

Stroke on YouTube at the age of 32 triggers a debate: why is the number of cases growing among young people?

Diagnosiscerebrovascular accident (CVA) on youtube Felipe Noronha, The 32-year-old started a discussion: why is this condition affecting more and more young people? DataSUS data show that between 2011 and 2021 the number of deaths from stroke among people under the age of 50 increased by 17.90% in Brazil, with 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 cases of this problem in increasingly young people. Oh the first is a less healthy lifestyle. Sedentary lifestyle and poor nutrition are a reality in the lives of young adults. Obesity, diabetes and hypertension – diseases that are directly related to stroke – are becoming more common.

Another aspect mentioned by experts is the progress of medicine in the last few years, which has enabled a faster and more convincing diagnosis. MRI, for example, was a big step in visualizing small strokes that may have gone unnoticed decades ago.

There are some risk factors for stroke in young people. Sex, for example, is one of them: the frequency is higher in men. In addition, smoking, alcohol abuse, drug use, stress, high cholesterol, congenital heart disease and sleep apnea are also points that can contribute to the onset of stroke in youth.

understand stroke

Cerebral vascular accident (CVA) occurs when the vessels that carry blood to the brain become clogged or ruptured, causing paralysis of an area of ​​the brain where there is no blood circulation. According to the Ministry of Health, it is a disease that affects more men and is one of the main causes of death, disability and hospitalization around the world.

The chances of recovery are higher when diagnosis and treatment are done quickly. It is therefore important to be aware of the symptoms of a stroke:

Weakness or tingling in the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of the body;

Mental confusion;

Change in speech or comprehension;

Vision change (in one or both eyes)

Change in balance, coordination, dizziness, or change in gait;

Sudden, intense headache with no apparent cause.

In the case of YouTuber Felipe Noronha, he said he had intense sweating at rest, lack of appetite, voice arrest and numbness of the body. Faced with these signs, which began on May 24, he sought hospital and was admitted. The climb happened on June 2nd. He continues with the treatment at home.

There are two types of stroke: 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 thrombus (thrombosis) or embolism (embolism). According to the Ministry of Health, ischemic stroke is the most common and accounts for 85% of all cases.

Hemorrhagic stroke occurs when a cerebral vessel ruptures, causing bleeding. This bleeding can occur inside the brain tissue or on the surface between the brain and the meninges. It accounts for 15% of all strokes, but can cause death more often than ischemic stroke.

Stroke treatment is usually performed using thrombolytics. However, the dose must be recommended by the attending physician.

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