World Stroke Day: ‘400 people die of strokes in the country everyday’

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KARACHI: A balanced diet requires regular exercise and abstinence from the use of drugs, such as smoking, betel leaf and sheesha, according to experts.

One must also keep a check on their cholesterol levels, blood pressure and diabetes as 400 people die of stroke everyday in Pakistan. Addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club on Sunday on the prevention of stroke, the Neurology Awareness and Research Foundation (NARF) president Professor Muhammad Wasay said that the best treatment of stroke is care. Office-bearers of the NARF, Dr Abdul Malik and Dr Naila Shahbaz, also spoke on the occasion.

Dr Malik said that stroke is now the leading cause of sustained disability in the developing world today. About 30 per cent of stroke survivors are left with serious residual deficits and about 30 per cent to 40 per cent die within the first year of stroke.

An estimated 94 per cent…

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