At the age of 24, a severe stroke was experienced by Cori Broadus, daughter of Snoop Dogg, as revealed in her Instagram story on Thursday.
Upon learning the severity of the stroke, she expressed breaking down into tears. In another story, she questioned why, at the age of 24, she had to endure such challenges, stating, “Like, I’m only 24 what did I do in my past to deserve all of this.” Cori Broadus, the CEO of CHOC, a makeup and apparel company, is the daughter of Snoop Dogg (Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr.) and his wife, Shante Taylor.
The symptoms of a stroke can manifest in two types: ischemic stroke, caused by a blood clot blocking blood flow to an artery in the brain, and hemorrhagic stroke, resulting from a burst blood vessel in the brain.
In both cases, the brain cells may begin to die within minutes due to a lack of oxygen, as the brain relies on oxygen-rich blood from arteries.
Individuals experiencing a stroke may exhibit symptoms such as numbness, confusion, difficulty seeing or walking, and a headache. Acting promptly is crucial in preventing further damage. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the F.A.S.T. method (Face, Arms, Speech, Time) is an effective way to assist someone undergoing a stroke.
This involves checking if the person’s face droops when asked to smile, observing if one arm drifts downward when raised, assessing speech for slurring, and taking immediate action by calling 911.
Stroke treatment is most effective when the individual receives a diagnosis within the initial three hours of displaying symptoms, as outlined by the CDC. Ischemic strokes can be addressed with a medication called tPA, enhancing the likelihood of recovery. However, a significant number of patients fail to reach the hospital in time for this treatment.
Hemorrhagic strokes can be treated through surgery and other medications. The risk of experiencing another stroke rises after the occurrence of an initial one, and this risk escalates with age.
Beyond the age of 55, the likelihood of stroke doubles approximately every 10 years, according to the CDC. Despite this, strokes can affect younger individuals, with one in seven strokes occurring in people aged 15 to 49. Medical professionals attribute this trend to the higher prevalence of conditions such as diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure among younger populations.
The risk of stroke may be influenced by factors such as tobacco and alcohol use, a diet high in saturated fats, insufficient physical activity, as well as genetic and family history.
Broadus, who disclosed her lupus diagnosis to People magazine in September, faces an autoimmune disease associated with inflammation and pain in various body parts. Strokes can manifest in lupus patients, often appearing early in the disease’s progression, according to the NIH.
Individuals with systemic lupus erythematosus, the most prevalent lupus form, face an elevated stroke risk, particularly at a younger age.
However, Broadus has not provided details about the stroke’s circumstances or attributed it to her lupus. CBS News has initiated contact with her for a statement and is awaiting a response.