Friday, September 30, 2011

First Ever Asia Pacific Stroke Conference Held In Sri Lanka Began Yesterday

The first ever Asia Pacific Stroke Conference to be held in Sri Lanka is currently underway at Cinnamon Grand Hotel in Colombo.More than 400 Foreign Delegates have been registered for this International Conference with 45 renowned International Stroke Specialists attending the three day Conference which will be ends tomorrow(01) according to the Dr.(Mrs) Padma Gunaratne the co chair person of the Conference and  head of the Stroke Unit of Colombo National Hospital .

Addressing a press briefing held at Cinnamon Grand Hotel yesterday regarding this Conference which started yesterday Dr.Padma Gunaratne has said that the number of deaths occurred due to Stroke is in increase in  Sri Lanka.According to the latest statistics available around 3012 Stroke patients have died after admitted to Government Hospitals in the year 2008 she stressed.

High Blood Pressure,Diabetes,High Cholesterol ,Lack of Physical Activity,Obesity are identified as the Risk Factors which caused the Stroke and people are advised to rushed the people to hospitals who are having the Stroke Symptoms such as a severe headache ,loss of the sight of one or both eyes,dizziness,loss the balance or coordination of the body and disability to speak or understand the speeches .

It has been revealed no matter the gender every six seconds a person died in any corner of the world due to the Stroke.

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