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Stroke: Who Can Get It?

Published on Jun 17, 2015 and last reviewed on May 29, 2019   -  2 min read

Abstract

Abstract

Stroke is one of the commonest diseases occurring around the world. It is also among the top causes of both mortality as well as morbidity. Therefore everyone needs to know whether they are at the risk of stroke.

Stroke: Who Can Get It?

Stroke, known as Cerebrovascular Accident (CVA) occurs due to poor blood flow to the brain, thereby causing improper functioning of that part of brain.

There are numerous risk factors for stroke. There are some very common medical conditions and habits that may predispose one to stroke, especially if the condition is uncontrolled. The people who have these risk factors are more commonly known to have stroke.

Some of these risk factors are preventable or controllable, others are something that one cannot do much about, accordingly called modifiable and non-modifiable risk factors.

The Risk Factors:

The above are the medical conditions that are prevalent and common risk factors for stroke, those that can be controlled. The following are factors that can be prevented and avoided.

The below are some conditions and risk factors, which are unavoidable and cannot be prevented:

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29 May 2019  -  2 min read

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