October 29 – World Stroke Day

Since 2006, World Stroke Day is annually observed on October 29 to raise awareness about stroke prevention, treatment and recovery.

Every year, more than 100,000 new cases of stroke occur in Ukraine. One-third of them hits people of working age. In 30% of cases, stroke leads to the death of patients, in 50% – to a disability, and only about 10% of people return to a normal life.

A stroke is an acute condition in which poor blood flow to the brain causes cell death.

Stroke risk factors include:

  • high blood pressure,
  • sedentary lifestyle,
  • unhealthy behaviors (active smoking habit and excessive alcohol consumption),
  • dyslipidemia,
  • abdominal obesity and diabetes mellitus.

It should be remembered that timely medical treatment is the main chance to save lives and maintain health. In regard to this matter, the pharmaceutical company Astrapharm produces a nootropic drug for the treatment of stroke, the acute phase of cerebrovascular accidents, as well as complications and consequences of cerebrovascular accidents – Praxis.

The active ingredient of Praxis is citicoline, which produces neuroprotective effects and reduces infarct volume. It contributes to the relatively rapid functional recovery after stroke.

Praxis comes in 4 ml ampoules each containing 500 or 1000 mg of citicoline, and in film-coated tablets, that contain 500 mg of citicoline №14, 21, or 28.

The drug is dispensed on prescription only.

Astrapharm – the art of helping people!