20 Facts Everyone Needs to Know About Strokes

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2: Risk Factors

risk factors

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According to statistics, 80% of strokes are preventable as there are certain conditions that are clearly linked to their occurrence. These include:

• High blood pressure
• Diabetes
• Blood disorders like sickle-cell anemia
• High cholesterol level
• Being obese or overweight
• Certain types of medications and blood-thinners
• Hormones in birth-control pills
• Certain types of Post-menopausal therapy
• Unhealthy lifestyle including excessive Alcohol and Smoking
• Drug addiction
• Age, race, gender, family history
• Certain congenital malformations in the heart or blood-vessels

Do you have any of these risk-factors?

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