Hypertension—high blood pressure readings—is dangerous for your brain, especially in terms of stroke risk. (See "New Hypertension Guidelines: Re-evaluating Blood Pressure Standards.") In fact, of the top risk factors for what causes a stroke, Hypertension is the most powerful, according to results from the very … Read More
causes of stroke
It is important to know what causes a stroke to be able to effectively prevent one. Some risk factors like hypertension, current smoking habits, and poor diet are pretty well known. But did you know that having depression might also increase your risk for having a stroke?
What causes a stroke?
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While you might see fewer smoking conventional cigarettes these days than you did in the past, the use of electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) has never been greater, and it continues to rise in an unprecedented manner. That leaves smokers and non-smokers alike to … Read More