Under the patronage of the Municipality of Aley, a seminar on strokes and forgetfulness was held at the Aley Municipal Cultural Center on Friday 19/4/2019, presented by Dr. Salman Khalid Al Jurdi, a Consultant in Stroke Disease at Hamad Hospital in Qatar and Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Weill Cornell University .
The seminar was attended by minister Akram Shehayeb, represented by Ms Salma Shehayeb, Deputy Interior Undersecretary Youssef Daibes Shmeit, represented by Ayman Baz, Mayor of Aley, Mr. Wajdi Murad, represented by Dr. Mona Akl, a number of doctors and a large crowd of people.
After the national anthem, Dr. Mona Akl welcomed the audience and conveyed the greetings of the mayor of Aley, Mr. Wajdi Murad, who is abraod. She also spoke about the cultural center established by the Municipality of Aley, which attracts free lectures to raise awareness in the city of Aley. And then gave speech to Dr. Salman Al Jurdi, who singled out his city Aley in this lecture.
Dr. Salman Al Jurdi spoke about the causes of stroke, how to prevent it and how to treat it.
Dr. Al Jurdi also pointed out that "the so-called stroke has become treatable in contrast to the prevailing popular concept, whether this stroke is caused by a stroke or cerebral hemorrhage, stressing the possibility of prevention, especially in patients suffering from the so-called "Risk factors", such as diabetes and chronic blood pressure, in addition to the nature of life, and the psychological pressure and nervous fatigue, "and linked high pressure stroke, noting that" sudden hypertension is not a cause of the stroke, but a result, it is a defense of the body with a view to expelling him. " He pointed to the need to pay attention to the level of blood pressure in the event of the existence of symptoms of stroke, especially in the beginning, and not seek to quickly reduce, pointing out that men are more likely to have a stroke than women due to several factors. In conclusion, Dr. Salman answered the questions of the audience, which focused on the relationship between stroke, smoking, and dietary habits, in addition to their association with other diseases, and the possibility of increasing by age.
The lecture was followed by a period of time to discuss and answer medical queries.