Up to 160,000 people suffer stroke in Iran annually
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 26
By Temkin Jafarov - Trend:
Around 150,000-160,000 people suffer a stroke in Iran every year. Around 20,000 of them die from a stroke, the chairman of Iran's Neurology Association Hussein Pakdaman was quoted Jan. 26 by the Iranian news agency İRNA as saying.
He said that around 15 percent of patients suffering stroke die in Iran and 70 percent suffer permanent disabilities.
He said that around 20 percent of those suffering stroke can not take care of themselves, and 30 percent can not move without assistance.
"The factors causing a stroke in Iran are high or low blood pressure, diabetes, obesity, smoking, drug use, as well as environmental and genetic factors," he said.
According to the recent statistics, 93,000 people die from heart attacks in Iran every year and people die from myocardial infarction very often in the country.
The number of young people suffering from cardiovascular diseases increased in the country, the Iranian media reported.
Twenty years ago the average age of sufferers of cardiovascular diseases were those 50-60 years of age. At present, young people aged up to 30 are suffering from these diseases. In this case, 43 percent of men and 38 percent of women in Iran are overweight, which increases the risk.
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