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Every 5 Minutes One Iranian Has a Stroke
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Every 5 Minutes One Iranian Has a Stroke

Every five minutes, one Iranian has a stroke, said secretary of Iran Stroke Society Dr. Masoud Mehrpour. “On a daily basis, 288 people have strokes, which adds up to around 300,000 people in the country annually, making it the second leading cause of death in Iran,” he said on the occasion of World Stroke Day (October 29), IRNA reported. Noting that the average age of stroke fatalities in the country is 10 years below the global average, Mehrpour said 70% of stroke victims “will suffer from disabilities and half of those will be bed-ridden for the rest of their lives.” Obesity, birth control pills, smoking, high blood pressure, and diabetes may put people at increased risk for stroke.

 

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