CAUSES OF STROKE
Stroke is caused by the interruption of blood supply to the brain, which cuts off the supply of oxygen and nutrients, causing damage to the brain tissue.
This happens when either a blood vessel to the brain has been blocked by a clot (an ischaemic stroke), or has ruptured (a haemorrhagic stroke).
Ischaemic strokes are more common in Singapore, accounting for about 80% of the strokes locally. However, Haemorrhagic strokes result in more deaths than ischaemic strokes.
SPORE STATISTICS ON STROKE
In 2011, Ministry of Health (MOH) Singapore reported that Stroke was the 4th highest cause of deaths, accounting for 9% of total deaths in Singapore. Click this link to read full report.
MOH highlighted some medical conditions, if poorly controlled, can increase the risk of stroke including Stress, Hypertension, Diabetes, high level of bad cholesterol (LDL cholesterol), irregular heart beats, etc.