World Stroke Day 2023

World Stroke Day 2023

Every year, on October 29th, SFU joins the world in the campaign of mobilizing stroke stakeholders around the world to drive awareness and action on stroke prevention around the world.

                                 Together we can be #GreaterThan stroke.

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1 in 4 of people will have a stroke in their lifetime.  

Stroke is one of the top five causes of adult death in Uganda. It accounts for 3.7% of all admissions in Uganda’s hospitals yet could be prevented by acting on the risk factors like high blood pressure, atrial fibrillation (irregular heartbeat), smoking, diet, and exercise.  

A TIA is the same as a stroke, except that the signs last for a short amount of time and not more than 24 hours. However, a TIA is very serious and thus linked with a high risk of stroke.

Therefore, a TIA is often called a warning stroke or mini-stroke. Must not be ignored. 

Watch this video , about the risk factor prevention

Stroke and Atrial Fibrillation

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib or AF) is a condition where the heartbeat is irregular and often very fast. It is so important to know about atrial fibrillation because if untreated, can lead to a stroke. But if treated on time, the risk of AF related to stroke can be reduced. 

Stroke and Hypertension

Stroke occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off as a result of a blood clot, or because a brain artery ruptures and blood spills into the brain making the brain cells die.

Other risks:

 Raw or much salt , Obesity, Smoking, Unhealthy Diet, High Cholesterol, Diabetes, Stress, Alcohol, and Sickle cell in children,