Strokes can strike those in their 30s and younger

Doctors in Singapore have observed a rise in the number of young stroke patients over the past decade.
Doctors in Singapore have observed a rise in the number of young stroke patients over the past decade.PHOTO: ST FILE

SINGAPORE - Luke Perry, the actor known for his role in Beverly Hills 90210, died at 52 of a massive stroke on March 4. Mr Ben Goi, the son of Singapore's Popiah King, died from the same cause at 43 last month.

A stroke is what happens when blood supply to the brain is restricted by a blocked or ruptured artery.

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