According to the researchers from Erasmus University Rotterdam, Netherlands people with high education who complain for memory loss are vulnerable to stroke. People like above should consult their doctor if they are experiencing memory lapse.
The research had found that people having memory lapses in earlier age might lead them to stroke in later years.
Stroke is actually a state, a condition in which lack of oxygen stops the functionality of the brain. This may be caused by hemorrhage or lack of blood flow.
Lead researcher of the study, Dr. Arfan Ikram said “People who complain of cognitive/memory complaints should be monitored not only because of the possibility of incipient dementia, but also for an increased risk of stroke”.
For the research 9000 people were involved of age 55. The boffins measured the cognitive function by multiple tests and recorded answers of the questions related to memory lapses.
After a span of 20 years the researchers have found that 1134 people out of all suffered strokes. They people who have complained for the memory loss were likely exposed to strokes.
Peculiarly, the study shows that the jeopardy of stroke was even higher in people having higher education. People with higher education are 39 percent more likely to get a stroke as compared to the people with lower education.
Nevertheless, the relation between high education and vulnerability to stroke is still not well established by the study yet the researchers have warned educated people to take memory loss as a warning sign. Dr. Robert Brown, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota said “As pointed out by the authors, it’s likely the case that in selected people that they have some memory challenges and that is not perhaps directly related to future risk of stroke, but related top other risk factors like high blood pressure”.