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What is Stroke and what causes it?

 What Is Stroke?

Also called a cerebrovascular event, stroke refers to the rapid loss of brain function after obstruction of blood supply to the brain.

what can cause a stroke?

Overall, the most common risk factors are age, hypertension or high blood pressure, high levels of ‘bad’ cholesterol, smoking, diabetes.

Other potential causes maybe a blocked artery, called “Ischemic”. In addition, it could be a burst or leaking blood vessel, called “Hemorrhagic”.

A temporary disruption of blood supply to the brain is a Transient Ischemic Attack, or TIA.

 

For help with the above condition, check out this stroke Health Plan.

For more articles on health and wellness, visit our Naturally Healthy News site.

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