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The Three Most Common Causes of a Stroke

A stroke is a dangerous condition that can hit quickly and is potentially fatal if not treated. It occurs from a blockage in a blood vessel in the brain, such as a blood clot or plaque buildup. Fortunately, there are ways to avoid developing a stroke by being aware of these causes and also treatment if caught early enough.  

Genetics

There are many medical conditions, such as cancer, heart attacks, and diabetes, that can be passed on down through genetics which may predispose you to developing a stroke.  It’s important to let your primary care doctor know about your family’s medical history, so that they can determine if you could be at a higher risk of getting a stroke. If your doctor finds that to be the case, don’t despair. Your doctor can help you adjust your lifestyle to keep your body and brain healthy.

Smoking

By now, society has been made well aware of the dangers of smoking tobacco. Unfortunately, because of the addictive properties of nicotine, it can be easier to ignore the health risks than to try to quit. But smoking can dramatically contribute to a higher blood pressure, in addition to introducing hazardous toxins into your blood. If you smoke regularly, then taking even a small step towards quitting today will help save your health in the long run.

Diet and Exercise

On the topic of lifestyle, healthy living is probably the best medicine to combat a stroke. High blood pressure can contribute to your risk of developing a stroke, as well as eating foods high in bad cholesterol which might clog your arteries. If your doctor is hasty to prescribe blood thinners and other medications, you might experience unpleasant side effects. When in doubt, it is better to get a second opinion about healthy ways you can lower your stroke risk naturally.

If You Or A Loved One Has Suffered From A Stroke, Contact The Snyder Law Group Today

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