Hit by stroke in their 30s: More young people in Singapore getting the disease

Ms Joy Chia with her newborn after she was hit by a stroke in 2019 (left), and Ms Chia with her two daughters in 2021. PHOTOS: JOY CHIA
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SINGAPORE - Two years ago, financial services consultant Joy Chia suddenly had a bad headache while at the mall with her family. Ms Chia, who was seven months pregnant, fainted before her husband could take her to a clinic.

She was rushed to a hospital and found to be having a haemorrhagic stroke - which happens when a blood vessel bursts and causes bleeding in or around the brain.

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