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Weird Ear Lobes Crease Could Tell Higher Risk Of Stroke & Other Cardiovascular Problems

May 31, 2017 02:51 AM EDT

Diagonal Ear Lobes Crease May Indicate Higher Risk of Stroke
(Photo : Mohammed Obaidey/Youtube) Diagonal Ear Lobes Crease May Indicate Higher Risk of Stroke

A new study found out that diagonal ear lobes crease can be an indicator for an increased risk for stroke. This would mean that upon noticing the crease, people must monitor their health.

Metro reported a new research was found to be an indicator and a worrying sign that a person is at an increased risk of stroke. Its main sign is through a diagonal ear lobes creases that are most common in people of old age.

The data were derived when Israeli scientists examined 241 men who had the stroke. Later on, they were able to found out that three-quarters of the stroke sufferers have the same mark known as the "Frank's sign."

According to Mail Online, the diagonal ear lobes crease appears when the body loses elasticity. This happens when there's a certain clogging of the arteries that increases the risk of stroke in a body resulting to poor blood supply to the ear lobes. Scientifically, this explains that the ear lobes crease and blood supply are really connected.

The Israeli scientists who discovered the relation of the diagonal ear lobes crease and stroke suggest that the research should be added to the classic list factors which cause a stroke to develop. However, other believes that it's only a sign indicating that a person is entering old age.

Clinical Director for Stroke Medicine Dr. Yaqoob Bhat from the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in South Wales said that Frank's sign or the diagonal ear lobes crease is an indicator associated with advanced or old age. Somehow, he further said that studies have shown proof of its association with cardiovascular risk factors such as hypertension, ischaemic heart disease, diabetes and peripheral vascular disease.

In a study conducted by the American Journal of Medicine or AJM, they found out that 88 percent or 78 among 88 patients who suffered from stroke had the diagonal ear lobes crease. Likewise, among 153 patients who suffered mini-stroke, 112 of them of 73 percent also has diagonal ear lobes crease.

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