The risk of a number of diseases can not only be seen from changes in body metabolism. Like a stroke. Recent research revealing the shape of a particular earlobe can indicate the risk of stroke.
Is a team of researchers from Israel who found that diagonal folds in the earlobe could be an indicator of a person’s high risk for stroke.
Researchers based this fact after observing 241 people who had had a stroke. In fact, more than three-quarters of them have such earlobes.
In a study report published in the American Journal of Medicine, it was mentioned that 78 of 88 patients with a total stroke (88 percent) had diagonal folds in their ears.
This also applies to 112 out of 153 patients (73 percent) who had a ‘mini stroke’. As reported by The Sun.
In medical language, the diagonal folds in the ear are referred to as ‘Frank’s sign’. Suspected blockage of blood vessels that increase the risk of stroke also result in low blood supply to the earlobe, so that the ears lose elasticity and then bring the folds.
In previous studies, the folds in the ear are often associated with a higher risk of heart attack. The inventor, a US physician named Sanders T Frank admitted to discovering this crease in young patients with angina heart disorders.
However, this fact can not be attributed to the myth of piercing the ear or fingers with a needle to prevent a stroke.
“Medically and practically, there is no correlation,” said Dr. Priscilla Ryanti Andradi, SpS
This method is believed only to maintain patient awareness. Instead of trying methods that are not appropriate, stroke patients should be immediately taken to the hospital given the success of handling is strongly influenced by the ‘golden time’ or time.