World Stroke Day: 13 million suffer stroke globally each year

29, Oct 2021 | nepaltraveller.com

The Dhapasi-based Grande International Hospital organized a program here today to mark the occasion and raise public awareness

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October 29 every year is observed as World Stroke Day. The Dhapasi-based Grande International Hospital organized a program here today to mark the occasion and raise public awareness.

According to neurologist Dr. Raju Poudel, the data shows that 13 million people suffer a stroke globally each year, and one-third of them die untimely.  

Poudel shared, one in every four persons and one in each six-second have the chances of a stroke.  The least developed countries and developing countries report higher rates of stroke. Against this backdrop, Nepal needs to be more severe for its prevention and availability of accessible and timely medical intervention.

In the context of Nepal, 10 percent of the sufferers die. In addition, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesities, sedentary lifestyle, imbalanced diet, and change in heartbeats are high-risk factors for a stroke.  

Loss of physical balance,  trouble in speaking, sudden loss of eyesight,  sudden numbness or weakness in the face, arm, or leg, especially on one side of the body, are among the symptoms of a stroke, and its treatment is possible only within four and half hours of the occurrence of any of its symptoms.  

The blood clot is the consequence of a stroke, and it can be managed through medicines. Besides, a stroke patient needs physiotherapy, according to Dr. Poudel.

A public awareness rally was organized from Maharajgunj to Samakhusi Chowk today on the occasion of the Day. It was attended by Grande International’s medical and non-medical staff and representatives from the National Neuro Center and Nepal Stroke Association.

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