Walkathon held to mark 'World Stroke Day'

With proper care and attention, stroke is preventable if diagnosed at an early stage, said Dr Vikram Huded, head of the department of Neurology, Narayana Hrudayalaya, and secretary, Bangalore Stroke Support Group.

He was speaking at a walkathon organised by the Bangalore Stroke Support Group to spread awareness about the symptoms and control of stoke.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), one person in India suffers a stroke every 20 minutes and one person dies of a stroke every two minutes. Regular checking of blood sugar levels, cholesterol, blood pressure, etc, can help control stroke.

The walkathon culminated at the National College Grounds.

Hundreds of people, including stroke survivors, doctors, and also Kannada film actor, producer, and stroke survivor Raghavendra Rajkumar, took part in the event.

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