Nampula Hospital crammed with young people with strokes in the first quarter. It received 18 cases in three days

Hospital de Nampula abarrotado de jovens com AVC no primeiro trimestre. Recebeu 18 casos em três dias

The Central Hospital of Nampula (HCN) received 68 cases of stroke in the first quarter of the year. In three days it received 18 cases of young people, between 18 and 30 years old, with stroke.

According to HCN Neurologist Frederico Sebastião, among the main causes of the disease are smoking, excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages, sexually transmitted diseases, and lack of regular hypertension control.

The doctor warns that winter is the period when the disease most affects people, mostly hypertensive people, who don't even know they have hypertension. In this sense, advances the News, appealed for the diagnosis of the disease for those who are unaware of their situation.

"It is a worrisome situation, especially in this winter there is a tendency of a blood pressure, so every individual who is hypertensive has to make an unfolded control of their blood pressure, everyone who has family history should make a check up, because many come to the hospital and find out they are hypertensive," lamented, Sebastião, also cited by Ikweli.

For those who are users of psychoactive substances experts advise regular control of their blood pressure status to avoid worsening of the disease.

Every six seconds a person dies in the world from a stroke, according to the World Health Organization. Annually, 17 million citizens contract the disease, says the WHO.

Regular physical activity is important for physical, mental and social health and well-being at all ages. Being physically active throughout life helps prevent and combat non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and many types of cancer. It also helps prevent hypertension, overweight and obesity, and can improve mental health and overall quality of life.

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