Shingles - The risk of stroke increased in patients

Shingles - The risk of stroke increased in patients

Shingles- the risk of stroke may increase more than four times higher than normal.

Shingles nerve can cause increased risk of stroke is 30% higher than normal. The result comes after the research was conducted with more than 7760 people had been suffering from shingles and 23,000 healthy people between 1997 and 2001. Among those who had it already has 133 cases of patients with stroke. Meanwhile, among 23,000 healthy people, people with stroke is about 306 cases.
Shingles is caused by a virus that causes chicken pox causes. Disease causing infections, sores on the skin and can last for a year until the virus is weakened. Cause for the risk of stroke increased in patients with shingles, according to the interpretation of the scientists is due to the damage by shingles made ​​of blood vessels become weaker than normal and very easy to be broken so likely to cause a stroke. According to another study group of experts from the American Heart Association, stroke in patients with shingles higher than the average of 31%. Especially when Shingles appear near the eye area (where there are many blood vessels related to important areas of the brain), the risk of stroke may increase more than four times higher than normal.