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Old 09-01-2013, 21:05
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Well, these are the main risk factors for stroke:



The rates of obesity in the young population are really increasing fast (a frightening proportion of school children are now classed as clinically obese) and for the first time young people are developing weight-related type 2 diabetes. Both weight excess and diabetes are separate risk factors for stroke, so this may be a contributory factor.

Whilst figures showed an overall decrease in the incidence of stroke in the UK decade from 1999-2008 (connected to better identification of those at risk and prescribing of new and better drugs to prevent and treat stroke), it is still a major cause of death and disability and I think the huge increase in obesity in the young will only make things worse. The following stats are from the National Heart Forum:
Its important for the physios to get working on a stroke victim as soon as possible.
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Old 09-01-2013, 21:09
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Not my favourite TV pundit but I wouldn't wish ill health on anyone. I hope he makes a speedy recovery.
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Old 09-01-2013, 21:14
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When my Dad had a stroke (tho he was in an advanced stage of Atzhimers at the time on the stroke ward there was a list and no.s of how serve it could be anything over 7 and they won't anything under 5 and should be ok but will take some time
Do you have a version of this post in English?
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Old 09-01-2013, 21:19
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Off topic, but why is that?
Yes, I was realising hearing the news that I didn't really know what the main contributors to a stroke can be. Can stress be a factor? Or as with many health issues is it a combination of things?

edit - just seen the above post.
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Old 09-01-2013, 21:26
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Do you have a version of this post in English?
I think the poster is saying that the severity of the stroke is measured on a scale , people 'scoring' over 7 may have a very hard road ahead.... less than that is better but still not a lot of fun...

Speaking from experience...., my late dad had a couple of strokes. Strokes affect a huge amount of people but are not one of the more 'favoured causes' where charity giving is concerned. If anyone wants to donate to a cause... you could do worse than to help the Stroke Association... one day you might need some help. We all might.
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Old 09-01-2013, 21:38
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Not my favourite TV pundit but I wouldn't wish ill health on anyone. I hope he makes a speedy recovery.
I agree completely with that sentiment.
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Old 09-01-2013, 21:47
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Yes, I was realising hearing the news that I didn't really know what the main contributors to a stroke can be. Can stress be a factor? Or as with many health issues is it a combination of things?

edit - just seen the above post.
Yes stress can be a big factor and he's had his share of that recently. He also likes his drink and was a smoker although not sure if he still is. He is a keen runner I believe.
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Old 09-01-2013, 21:48
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Very shocking. I really like him as a presenter and I am sure many will wish him well,

It is also a warning shot as there is a misconception that obese people can get strokes - anyone can.
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Old 09-01-2013, 22:31
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Very shocking. I really like him as a presenter and I am sure many will wish him well,

It is also a warning shot as there is a misconception that obese people can get strokes - anyone can.
I'm so shocked. I really like Andrew Marr, he's an excellent presenter.

My dad had a stroke suddenly 4 years ago. Whilst he's ok now, he is still quite disabled and needs a lot of specialist stuff and care, and it has been very hard work and slow progress. As you say, it's not only people in certain categories that get strokes - my dad didn't meet any of the criteria mazzy listed above, and still had a big stroke. He was fit, slim, healthy, active and so on. He seemed 20 years younger than he was, and spent the day before his stroke digging a massive pond. Apparently he had a blood clot in his brain though - no warning, no symptoms, just a stroke out of the blue.
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Old 09-01-2013, 22:43
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Hoping he makes a speedy recovery.
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Old 09-01-2013, 22:51
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Very shocking. I really like him as a presenter and I am sure many will wish him well,

It is also a warning shot as there is a misconception that obese people can get strokes - anyone can.
Agreed and many people also think it is much older people, this just goes to show it can happen to anyone.

Long term Stress is one of the big reasons for the increases in strokes in younger people
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Old 09-01-2013, 22:57
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Get well soon, Andrew Marr.
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Old 09-01-2013, 23:23
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Fingers crossed he is ok. A bad stroke can mean severe disability for life
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Old 09-01-2013, 23:25
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I wish him and his family well.
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:22
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That reads a bit like an obituary, I hope when he gets better he doesn't read that as its kind of alarming I would imagine.
I know that article is real disgrace,loved his history of britain series and hope he gets better.
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Old 10-01-2013, 01:30
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My cousin had this happen in her late twenties and when the paramedics came they initially accused her of being drunk/drugged up and tried to force her to stand up.! Subsequently she had two ops on her brain and needs a carer.
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Old 10-01-2013, 02:56
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Sad news. It's worrying how little people know about the different types of stroke and how various people can be affected. My friend did research into couples coping after one partner has a stroke. She gave ordinary people a questionnaire as part of her research and was surprised at how little awareness there was. There really is a wide scale of outcomes and these can also depend on an individual's general health status. For example, my dad had a stroke which, in itself, was not a catastrophic one. However, his general health was already poor and this prevented his recovery. He died three years later and we found out that his stroke was called 'progressive' (in other words would lead to more deterioration rather than recovery). His other impairments contributed. The most important thing is to seek immediate treatment because, as others have said, it can be crucial in determining the level of recovery. An emergency doctor checked dad over and said he'd initially had a 'mini-stroke' and should rest but did not admit him to hospital and he had the bigger one a 24 hours later. Had he been admitted, this might have been prevented. The FAST campaign, horrible as it looked, was a good way of pushing this.

I hope Andrew Marr recovers well, even if things look bad at the moment.
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Old 10-01-2013, 14:45
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All of the above highlighted, plus Emily Maitlis, Stephanie Flanders and James Landale would be considered as well. Forget the other three.
James is doing this Sunday. Hasm't he got Milliband or Clegg to interview?
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Old 10-01-2013, 21:04
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James is doing this Sunday. Hasm't he got Milliband or Clegg to interview?
The former

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...d-just-53.html
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Old 11-01-2013, 22:19
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His family have said he's responding well to treatment. Hope he gets better soon.
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Old 12-01-2013, 23:02
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Well, at least he can have a nice sunday lie-in in the morning.
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Old 13-01-2013, 04:25
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GWS Andrew
One of the best BBC journo/presenters out there
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Old 13-01-2013, 11:15
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A BBC Spokesman says he is conscious and eating so at least his swallowing is unaffected. I wish him as speedy recovery as possible.
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Old 13-01-2013, 13:09
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James is doing this Sunday. Hasm't he got Milliband or Clegg to interview?
At the start of the show James Lansdale said he will be keeping the seat warm until Andrew returns but on the EPG listing for net Sunday's show it says Jeremey Vine is presenting.
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Old 13-01-2013, 15:09
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Did I read / hear somewhere they reckoned 3 weeks of him off air?

I'm no expert but surely strokes take longer than 3 weeks to recover from.

Surely ideally he'd be aiming for the autumn series, while guest presenters continue this series.

I could be wrong, so no berating please.
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