Perhaps you have heard what people ages 18 to 54 now have in common. No it's not that we grow up inundated with cell phones and "reality shows". Nor is it that Generation Y is the benefactor of Generation X's rejection to the status quo and the fight against the establishment just so Gen Y has a focus while they rebuild it all. No those things are far to easy. The common ground, sad to say is that there is said to be about a 53% increase of stroke amongst Americans ages 18-54. In face the statistics say that 1 in 5 stroke victims are now under the age of 55 while the overall number of stroke victims has been in decline since the mid 1990s.
What is causing this increase in stroke within young people? Of course, research cites obesity, heart disease and high blood pressure as main contributors. Then there is the lack of attention to the unset of typical signs and symptoms of stroke, but as a stroke survivor, I am here to add much more to this narrative.
Come join me as I dive in to conversations and research on stroke, what you may not know about it and what most importantly may be getting left out of the conversation you have with your medical professional. See you soon!
In the mean time, take a LOOK at this video on the subject.