Stroke in people under age 45 requires a different approach to treatment and management because you need to look for different causes. “Compared to stroke in older people, stroke in the young is a different beast,” says Winnie Lim Khoo MD, adult neurologist in Manila, Philippines.

In older adults, the most frequent cause is a blood clot that forms inside the heart or a blood vessel, breaks loose, and travels to the brain. In children, however, common causes include infections, trauma, heart disorders, sickle cell disease, and dehydration. #stroke #strokecare #strokesurvivor #strokeprevention #winnielimkhoo #winniesharonlimkhoo #winnielimkhooneurologist #neurologistmanila #neurologist – at Makati City

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