Common Underlying Health Conditions That Lead To Stroke Easily [Nurses Diaries]

      Common Underlying Health Conditions That Lead To Stroke Easily [Nurses Diaries]

      One out of four people is at risk of stroke in their lifetime. It’s the second leading cause of death and the third leading cause of disability according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

      Stroke is a serious life-threatening medical condition that occurs when blood supply to a part of the brain is cut off or disrupted by a clot or a blood vessel supplying blood to a part of the brain burst.

      See also: Your Blurred Vision May Be A Symptom Of An Emerging Health Condition. [Verify the possible sicknesses with blurred vision as a symptom]

      When there is a cut off of blood or inadequate blood supply to a part of the brain, it’s deprived of oxygen and nutrients, hence leading to death of that part, causing stroke.

      Some conditions that can cause stroke are:

      1. High blood pressure

      2. Diabetes

      3. Heart diseases

      4. High cholesterol levels

      5. Obesity

      Credit: Irene Saah (Registered General Nurse, RGN)
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