What causes a stroke?
Whilst some strokes can be attributed to natural causes such as genetic inheritance or ageing (blood vessels can weaken over time which is why most stroke victims are elderly) which increase the chance of a stroke.
That said, there are also lifestyle factors which can increase risk of a stroke, including:
- Lack of exercise
- Alcohol consumption
Lifestyle changes to how you consume food, alcohol and look after your body can have a major impact on reducing your risk of a stroke.
Some medical conditions can contribute to an increase risk of a stroke, including:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Atrial fibrillation
Maintaining correct medical treatment routines will be vital to reduce your risks of experience a stroke if you suffer from these conditions.