Romania ranks third among the European countries on the high incidence of the cerebrovascular diseases as well as of the death rate due to these affections, according to the statistics provided by the Society for the Study of Neuroprotection and Neuroplasticity (SSNN)
The cerebrovascular death rate among peopled aged up to 65 is 1.276 to 100,000 inhabitants. Recent data reveal that the global incidence of strokes is 0.1% for the people aged under 40, 1.8% for the 40-55 age group, 4.3% for 55-70 age group and 13.9% for those older than 70.
A European Commission report shows that in Romania in 2010, the death rate due to strokes was 314.2 to 100,000 inhabitants, ranking third in Europe after Macedonia and Bulgaria.
“Unfortunately, the age when this serious affections appears is younger and younger, while the world rate among young adults has dramatically increased. Besides, there is no country in the world where the absolute number of people affected by this disease could have dropped. The latest report of the World Health Organization, over 15 million new stroke case have been registered worldwide, with about 5 million patients dying and other 5 millions becoming disabled,” reads the SSNN release.
The Society says that there are no big differences when it comes to the risk factors between Western and Eastern European countries, but their order is different.
Therefore, the risk factors in Eastern Europe are the hypertension, the alcohol and smoking abuse, obesity, the diet poor in vegetables and fruits, salty food, hyperglycemia and sedentary life.
The SSNN says that all these factors can be prevented through a balanced healthy lifestyle and through sport.