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Strokes Are on the Rise in Young Adults

Posted on February 18, 2016 by Disability Help Group

When an individual experiences a debilitating medical condition, they may require long-term disability benefits to help offset lost wages.

According to a report from Health News, the number of acute ischemic strokes in younger adults has been increasing. The increases are found to be significant amongst men and women who are between the ages of 5 and 44 years old. Conversely, the rate of stroke in adults who are 45 years old and older has actually been decreasing.

The findings of this recent study also indicate that the group with the highest risk for a stroke was males between the ages of 15 and 34 years old. The group at the next highest risk was males between the ages of 35 and 44 years old. Women in the same age group followed after this one.

While the study points out these alarming statistics it doesn’t indicate the cause of these increases. Some of the suggested causes include a greater awareness of strokes in young adults, increased risk factors and improved diagnostic capabilities.

Researchers plan to look further into the causes of these increases in strokes in young adults.

If you have suffered a stroke or any other severe medical condition that requires long-term treatment and recovery, you should consult with a long-term disability representative to learn about your potential for qualifying for long-term disability benefits.

Long-term disability benefits may be available to those who have purchased a disability plan from a private insurer or have coverage through an employer. Unfortunately, the insurers don’t make it easy for the disabled to get access to the benefits they deserve. When a severe medical condition makes it impossible for you to work and you’ve been denied your long-term disability benefits, a representative from Disability Help Group can help you to cut through the red tape and fight for your benefits, no matter where you live in the U.S! Contact a South Florida disability representative today – 1-(800)-800-3332.