Strokes are serious medical events. As with any condition, prevention is key. Knowing what risk factors help contribute to stroke helps reduce the chances of one happening. We’ll outline some of the risk factors below.
High Blood Pressure: High blood pressure can damage organs, including the brain.
High Cholesterol: The buildup of cholesterol in the blood can inhibit or block blood flow to the brain.
Carotid Artery Disease: The carotid arteries are the main blood vessels for the brain. The narrowing of these vessels increases the risk of stroke as it restricts blood flow.
Poor Diet and Exercise: These can exacerbate the conditions outlined above and lead to other risk factors.
There are many factors that increase the risk of stroke. Taking necessary precautions in the face of them can help reduce the risk of having one.