Hypertension top risk factor: In capital, 15\% of strokes in
The average age for the onset of stroke in the capital is 55 years, as compared to 70 years worldwide, a study by AIIMS has revealed. Even more alarming is the fact that 15% of stroke cases in the capital are witnessed in people under 40, and 25% in people under 45. A stroke, which happens when poor blood flow to the brain results in cell death, is the second most common medical emergency that leads to disability, after accidents. According to the AIIMS study, hypertension, diabetes and alcohol consumption are the main reasons for strokes....