Risk Factors And Causes Of Stroke?
Good morning, .. u003cbr u003e Doctor, I want to ask two things First, why do strokes occur more often at the age of 60 years and over? How can old age travel be a risk factor for stroke?
Thank you for the question.
Stroke is a neurological deficit that persists more than 24 hours due to rupture or blockage of blood vessels in the brain. Epidemiologically, stroke is more prone to occur in people aged 55 years or more. The direct relationship between the aging process and the incidence of stroke is not yet clearly known. However, as you get older, the higher your risk of hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes and heart disease. These conditions ultimately increase the risk of stroke.
Compared to women, men are more at risk of having a stroke. However, in women, stroke has a greater lethal potential than men. The risk of death from stroke in women is more likely due to hormonal factors, namely the high hormone estrogen which increases the risk of blood vessel abnormalities, including brain blood vessels that cause strokes. But the rest, what exactly factors that cause this is still not known with certainty.
That's all our explanation. For more details, you can consult directly with your doctor or neurologist.
I hope this helps.