A Stroke or Brain Attack is a medical emergency occurs when blood flow to brain stops or interrupted or severely reduced and brain cells are deprived of oxygen and nutrients and begin to die. Certain factors can raise the risk of having stroke. The major risk factors for stroke include: Age, gender, family history of stroke or Transient ischemic attacks (TIA), heart diseases, high blood pressure, diabetes, brain aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations (AVMs), Alcohol and illegal drug use, certain blood conditions such as sickle cell disease, vasculitis, and bleeding disorders, high cholesterol, obesity, unhealthy diet, lack of exercise, Stress and depression.
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