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7 Factors That May Increase A Person's Risk Of Stroke

Stroke is a common sickness many people suffer in the world today. It occurs when there is a blockage in some of the arteries that carry blood to the brain.

This will cause the parts of the body covered by those brain cells to begin to die, but very early medical attention could help.

We want to highlight some of the factors that may put a person at the risk of suffering stroke.

1. High blood cholesterol.

This is the reason why we should check our blood cholesterol level. The amount of bad cholesterol (LDL) in your blood determines the extent to which you are at risk of stroke.

2. High Blood Pressure.

High blood pressure is another thing that puts you at the risk of heart diseases and stroke. Always keep an eye on your blood pressure to ensure that it doesn't go off limits.

3. Obesity.

Being overweight is another factor that puts you at the risk of stroke and heart diseases.. so if you are overweight try to reduce your weight.

4. Family history of stroke.

Did your father, mother, uncle or brother suffer stroke? Your risk of suffering it is higher than those whose close relations did not suffer it.

5. Sedentary lifestyle.

If your lifestyle involves sitting down in your chair for quite a long time or lying down too much. That means you are not active or doing some physical exercise.

This type of lifestyle increases a person's chances of getting stroke.

6. Diabetes.

People who are living with diàbetes have a higher chance of getting stroke. You know that both diseases affects the arteries.

7. Diet.

The kind of food you eat can increase your chances of getting stoke. People who consume more saturated fats, and sugar have increased chance of getting stroke.

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