Smoking increases this risk twice
Smoking increases the risk of stroke by at least 2 times ...
Prof. Dr. Mehmet Akif Topçuoğlu, "Smoking increases the risk of stroke by at least 2 times and there is a significant increase in the risk even with smoking one cigarette a day. The risk of stroke increases by 30 percent only with passive smoking." said.
He is also the Chairman of the Board of the Turkish Cerebrovascular Diseases Association. Dr. Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Mehmet Akif Topçuoğlu stated that stroke, also known as paralysis or cerebral palsy, is a disorder that results in neurological function losses due to the interruption of healthy blood flow in the vessels feeding the brain.
Noting that stroke is the third most common cause of death in the world after heart diseases and cancer, Topçuoğlu said that according to the World Stroke Organization, 17 million people have a stroke every year, 6 million people due to complications due to stroke or stroke. reported that he lost his life.
Topçuoğlu, stroke saying it was ranked first among the permanent disability causes in Turkey, stroke of patients, bedridden, speech and walking difficulties, he said that faced with the risk of failing to fulfill cognitive functions.
- "Stroke symptoms suddenly appear unexpectedly"
Noting that stroke can be seen at any age, but it is more common in people over 60 and men, Topçuoğlu said, "High blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, high cholesterol level, obesity, unbalanced and irregular diet, sedentary life, excessive alcohol use. , atherosclerosis and strictures in the neck vessels, heart rhythm disorders and other heart diseases are other risk factors. said.
Topçuoğlu stated that one or more of these factors put the person at risk for stroke and said, "Stroke manifests itself with 3 common symptoms. These are sudden speech disorder, facial slippage and loss of strength in the arm. These symptoms are unexpected. It appears suddenly in time. Only one of them or a few of them may occur at the same time. shared his knowledge.
- "The risk of stroke increases by 30 percent with only passive smoking"
Noting that it is not possible to prevent some risk factors such as old age and genetic predisposition, which play a role in the development of stroke, Topçuoğlu said that other factors can be controlled as follows:
"It is possible to reduce the risk by controlling some factors that may cause you to have a stroke. Smoking causes many fatal diseases in almost every organ in the body, especially lung cancer. Smoking or just exposure to smoke can cause serious vascular diseases, especially stroke. It should be noted that caused.
Smoking increases the risk of stroke by at least 2 times, and a significant increase in risk is observed even with one cigarette a day. This risk multiplies with every package. With only passive smoking, the risk of stroke increases by 30 percent. In other words, by smoking at home, you can increase your risk of stroke not only for yourself but also for your loved ones.