Musician Kid Cudi recently revealed that he had a stroke in 2016. He was 32 at the time it happened. The artist said it took weeks to recover from slowed speech and movements.
Earlier this year, Hailey Bieber, who is Justin Bieber's wife, also suffered a mini-stroke.
She is just 25 years old.
According to research, strokes in younger people are on the rise. Strokes are also among adverse events that scientists say are associated with Covid-19 vaccine, though this association is often omitted from discussions about the increasing stroke rate among the young.
The following is an excerpt from NPR News.
...A February 2020 article in the journal Stroke suggests that between 10% and 15% of strokes occur in people ages 18 to 50. And rates among people under 45 appear to be on the rise.
Recent research in the United States and Europe has found that "ischemic stroke in younger adults is increasing," according to the paper.
Ischemic is one of two types of stroke. They're the most common, accounting for about 87% of strokes, according to the American Stroke Association, and they occur when a vessel supplying blood to the brain is obstructed. Meanwhile, hemorrhagic strokes make up about only 13% of cases.
They're caused by a weakened vessel that ruptures and bleeds into the surrounding brain. The blood accumulates and compresses the surrounding brain tissue.
May Kim-Tenser, a neurologist with Keck Medicine of USC, told NPR that young people are mistaken in thinking they're innately protected from having a stroke. But there are factors that they can control to reduce their risk.
Other reasons for increased strokes in young people are poor diet and more sedentary lifestyles. The latter, she noted, has been exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
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